Periodontitis And Respiratory Disease

Dental health is the first thing that people ignore taking care is because they do not experience any pain. The dental problem that initially may not elicit much pain, ultimately lead people to not

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scrutinize their oral health.

Oral hygiene plays an important role in connection with systematic disease. If you are in the habit of not considering your oral health a top priority, you are probably unaware of the potential damage that gum disease and tooth decay can do to your body.

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But one thing that never crosses people’s minds is, why a dentist is asking you to care for your tooth, gums and oral cavity.

Because there is one thing that we dentists always quote is Prevention is better than cure. But such quotes never hit a patient’s mind.

Let us get through the connection between Periodontitis and Respiratory disease!

Periodontitis tells the Oral Cavity condition and Respiratory tells the Lungs condition.

WHAT IS PERIODONTITIS?

It is a serious gum infection that damages the soft tissue and destroys the bone that supports your teeth.

Periodontitis can cause teeth to loosen or lead to tooth loss. It is common but largely preventable. It’s usually the result of poor oral hygiene.

 

WHAT ISRESPIRATORY DISEASE? 

It is a systemic inflammation related to chronic disease. It is a disease that affects the lungs and other parts of the respiratory system.

 

ORAL CAVITY IS AN IMPORTANT RESERVOIR OF BACTERIAL PATHOGENS THAT CAUSE LUNG DISEASE.

LINKAGESaliva plays an important role in linking Periodontaldisease to Respiratory diseaseOro-pharyngeal mucosa is the most common route of infection as pathogens reside on it.

 

The periodontal disease-associated enzymes in saliva promote adhesion and colonization by respiratory pathogens and then aspirated into the lungs.

Cytokines alter respiratory epithelium, leading to the infection by respiratory pathogens.

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Reasons behind the periodontal ill healthcare  Diminished salivation, Salivary pH, Poor oral Health, Environmental Pollutant, Smoking Habit, Genetic Factor, Allergies.

Prevention of oral colonization by Respiratory Pathogens are:

Mechanical Ventilation

Improved Oral Hygiene by proper Brushing techniques, Flossing, Gum massage and warm Saline rinses, Chlorhexidine Mouthwash (after every meal).

SSD (selective digestive decontamination) is a prophylactic treatment which contains antimicrobials.

Conclusion: As there exists a  strong association between periodontitis and respiratory disease a regular visit to the dentist is strongly recommended for a healthy dental and systemic system.

People becoming aware of the subject, Real tooth, the Best Dental Clinic In Hazratganj too are working to provide the best experience to its not so naive patient and help them smiling forever.
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“HEALTHY GUMS LEAD TO HEALTHY LUNGS!” 

Dr. Sameena Raza

Dental Surgeon

Realtooth Dental Clinic

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