Cleaning our teeth regularly, purifying bacteria between our gums with interdental brushes, removing all bacteria by scraping our tongue with special tongue scrapers, all these are one of the easiest ways to keep our immune system, veins and heart young, and to protect ourselves from diseases.
Gum diseases have been associated with cardiovascular diseases, diabetes, pregnancy, chronic respiratory diseases in the literature, besides these main topics, it has been shown that there is a connection between cancer, chronic kidney diseases, obesity and rheumatoid arthritis and periodontal infection.
PERIODONTAL INFECTION – CARDIOVASCULAR DISEASES. .
Periodontal diseases are low-density abscess or non-abscess germ-free inflammations in the gums and the surrounding dental tissues, which we call periodontal tissues. creates vortices, the small holes they open are also clogged with plaques, the diameter of the vessels narrows, the blood clots and a heart attack occurs.
PERIODONTAL INFECTION – DIABETES. .
Vascular disorders observed in diabetes cause patients to be prone to periodontal infections and bone destruction. In response to chronic infection, insulin resistance develops, inadequate glycemic control, and the glycemic status worsens with added periodontitis. .
PERIODONTAL INFECTION – RESPIRATORY SYSTEM DISEASES. .
Evidence in the literature has shown that periodontal bacteria may be effective in the onset and progression of pulmonary infections. We see very few people around us who say “I am solid as a stone”.
The inflammatory trigger caused by the infection in our gums, which we are not aware of, ages and corrodes our cells faster, leaves us sluggish, tired and without energy, and hinders the repair and self-renewal capacity of our cells.
Conclusion: Earlier chronic diseases, obesity, diabetes, arthritis, atherosclerosis, pharyngitis, sinusitis attacks, eczema, recurrent aphthae, flatulence, diarrhea, constipation attacks.
WHAT SHOULD WE DO ?
Giving importance to oral care personally, not ignoring the gingival bleeding, inflammation, bad breath, and having our gums taken care of at least a year, not only because of gum disease, but especially for heart attack. It is very important in our prevention from many diseases.
I wish you healthy days.
Uz.Dr.GÜNGÖR KARAGÖZLÜ Gum Diseases and Surgery Specialist