|Gum Disease & COVID-19
Over the last few decades, there have been many studies on the mouth-body connection. Research has concluded that there is a strong link between oral health problems like gum disease and other illnesses that affect our bodily health. The CDC now reports that 47.2% of adults over the age of 30, and 70.1% of adults 65 or older have periodontal disease. As the novel virus continues to spread day by day, now more than ever before, we need our immune systems working at full strength to prevent contracting a viral infection.
At Premier Periodontics and Implant Dentistry, we believe that patient education is the foundation for good oral health. In this case, it can also help you maintain better bodily health too! The following information details the relationship between periodontal (gum) disease and COVID-19.
How Untreated Gum Disease can Significantly Impact Your Ability to Fight COVD-19
Untreated periodontal disease has been definitively shown in numerous studies to weaken the immune system. This in addition to being implicated in the development of heart disease, heart attacks, strokes, Alzheimer’s, and other serious health problems. If you already have gum disease the tissues in your mouth are prone to chronic systemic inflammation. These physiological changes cause malfunctions in the immune system, especially if it's already weakened or dysfunctional due to emotional stress, toxic environmental substances, an unhealthy gut, or a poor diet.
Active gum disease will surge as the immune system flounders to deal with a swarm of harmful bacteria in the mouth. Periodontal infection will discharge virulent bacteria and inflammatory ingredients into your bloodstream, upsetting an already spreading systemic inflammation. Untreated Periodontal Disease will increase the likelihood for progressively disastrous forces developing due to Covid-19. Now more than ever it is of utmost importance that our immune systems function as well as possible to help prevent being infected with Covid-19 and other infections.
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It's well known that untreated gum disease causes a generalized inflammation in the entire body. It's our bodies natural response to infection, and a weakened immune system today could be potentially fatal. So now, more than ever, you're periodontal health counts. Call (732) 982-7988 or click here to schedule your appointment with us today!
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