Dr. Paul W. Davidoff BDS, B.Pharm (Univ. Syd.) phone us.. (02) 4441 5949

The link between gum disease and heart disease


Cardiovascular diseases (CVD) primarily are a result of atherosclerosis and are the number one cause of mortality worldwide. Increasing evidence over the past decade suggests that severe periodontal disease is associated with increased cardiovascular disease risk.

Several possible mechanisms may operate independently or in concert to explain this association. The mechanisms resulting in pathology from both periodontitis and CVD are similar i.e., both diseases have complex causation that includes genetic and gender predispositions, age, diabetes, smoking, social status, and stress. Periodontal infections may directly contribute to the pathogenesis of atherosclerosis and thromboembolicevents by providing repeated systemic challenges with LPS and inflammatory cytokines. The oral cavity of individuals with periodontitis represents a potentially large reservoir of Gram-negative pathogenic organisms that can penetrate gingival tissues, enter the circulation and contribute to atherosclerosis progression.

The possible relationship between infectious diseases and the genesis of atherosclerosis remains hypothetical. It is important to distinguish between the potential role of infectious diseases in atherogenesis and the possibility that infection may enhance a smoldering inflammatory process that is already present in atheromatous plaques.

Meet your dentist

Dr. Paul Davidoff and his highly trained team of dental professionals ensure the delivery of high quality dentistry services, tailored completely to the individual, delivered with the utmost courtesy and respect.

Dr. Davidoff takes pride in ensuring his training & skills cover modern dental techniques.

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Meet our Team

Our team realise that a visit to the dentist has traditionally been fraught with fear.

The staff at Jervis Bay Dental work hard to ensure our practice provides you with a positive treatment experience, without any worry of pain or confusion while 'in the chair'.

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Our Location

Our surgery is located at 19 The Wool Road, Vincentia. We proudly serve Jervis Bay, St. Georges Basin and surrounding areas.

We are within walking distance of Coles & the Vincentia Shopping Village and are close to public transport. Convenient, private, off street parking is available.

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