Medical Conditions Associated with Periodontal Disease

Research has shown, that there is a link between periodontal diseases and other chronic inflammatory conditions, such as cardiovascular disease and diabetes. Following are links to articles with more information about the connection between gum disease and overall health. More information

Dementia – Study finds that good oral hygiene may lower risk of dementia. More information
Heart Disease and StrokeHeart Health in the Inflammation Age
Oral Cancer – Research shows that periodontal disease may be linked to oral cancer. More information
Pancreatic CancerGum disease is linked to an increased risk of pancreatic cancer.
Also read: Pancreatic Cancer Linked to Poor Oral Hygiene
Periodontal Disease – According to the CDC, half of American adults have periodontal disease. More information
Pregnancy Problems – Pregnant women who have periodontal disease may be more likely to have a baby that is born too early and too small. More information
ProstateAssociation Between Periodontal Disease and Prostate-Specific Antigen Levels in Chronic Prostatitis Patients
Also read: Potential Link Between Periodontal Disease And Prostatitis
Respiratory Diseases – A recent study suggests a possible link between upper respiratory diseases- including pneumonia, acute bronchitis, and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)- and periodontal disease. More information
Sexual Dysfunction Association Between Chronic Periodontitis and Vasculogenic Erectile Dysfunction
Rheumatoid ArthritisThe Link Between Gum Disease and RA
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