Periodontitis Associated With Respiratory Disease Mortality In Older Patients

MDLinx reports that researchers found periodontitis is associated with total respiratory disease mortality in a retrospective cohort study involving “1,385 patients aged 75 years and above who had a radiographic examination in the largest dental hospital in Shanghai, China, between January 2010 and December 2014.” The findings were published in Experimental Gerontology.

Periodontitis (gum disease) is a disease that does not just affect the teeth, and its presence can indicate a general level of overall health, as well as cause health issues in other parts of the body.

We can’t stress enough the importance of receiving excellent professional care, as well as making sure you keep your mouth as healthy as possible.