Without good Periodontal Health, You Can’t Have Good General health.
Periodontal disease (gum disease) can affect your general health and it can be affected by your general health. Here are somConnection of gum diseases with systemic diseasee examples:
Those with adult periodontitis may have increased risk of fatal heart attack . And are more likely to be diagnosed with cardiovascular disease. Bacteria from the mouth may cause clotting problems in the cardiovascular system.
Chronic periodontal disease can disrupt diabetic control.
- Diabetes can alter the pocket environment, contributing to bacterial overgrowth.
- Smokers with diabetes increase their risk of tooth loss by 20 times.
- People with type II diabetes are 3 times as likely to develop periodontal disease than are nondiabetics.
PRETERM OR LOW BIRTHWEIGHT BABIES.
Women with advanced gum disease may be more likely to give birth to an underweight or preterm baby.
Oral microbes can cross the placental barrier, exposing the fetus to infection.
Those with adult periodontitis may have increased risk of stroke.
Inhaling bacteria from the mouth and throat can lead to pneumonia
Dental plaque buildup creates a dangerous source of bacteria that can be inhaled into the lungs.
Reduction in bone mass (osteopenia) is associated with gum disease and related tooth loss
Severity has been connected to tooth loss in postmenopausal women.