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Gum health and General health


November 27th, 2018

Gum health and General health

Gum health and General health are directly related. Evidence indicates that chronic infections and inflammation are associated with increased risk of cancer development. Also, there has been considerable evidence that proves the interrelationship between bacterial and viral infections and carcinogenesis. Periodontitis is a chronic oral infection, and it thought to be caused by gram-negative anaerobic bacteria in the dental biofilm. Unfortunately, periodontal bacteria and viruses may act synergistically to cause periodontitis.

In addition, many studies have shown that periodontal pockets may act as reservoirs for human papilloma virus, cytomegalovirus, Epstein Barr virus, and suspected agents associated with oral cancer. Periodontitis, characterized by epithelial proliferation and migration, results in a chronic release of inflammatory cytokines, growth factors, prostaglandins, and enzymes, all of which are associated with cancer development. This review article intends to shed light on the association between periodontal health and carcinogenesis.

Furthermore, regarding Gum health and General health Research has shown that periodontal disease is associated with several other diseases. Although, it was thought that bacteria was the factor that linked periodontal disease to other disease in the body for a long time, however, more recent research demonstrates that inflammation may be responsible for the association. Therefore, treating inflammation may not only help manage periodontal diseases but may also help with the management of other chronic inflammatory conditions.

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