Medical Risks of Periodontal Disease – Camp Hill, PA
The Underlying Consequences of Untreated Gum Problems
4 Ways Periodontal Infection Causes Medical Problems
- BLOOD STREAM—Chewing Injects Infectious Bacteria into Your Blood Stream. Periodontal bacteria in the blood stream increased 4 times (24%) in those who chewed just 50 times.
- BREATHING—Periodontal Bacteria Are Breathed Into Your Lungs. Periodontal bacteria can be breathed into the lungs and increase the incidence of lung disease.
- IMMUNE SYSTEM—Periodontal Infection Can Lower Your Immune System. A study has found that health care costs were 21% higher for those patients with severe periodontal disease.
- TRANSMISSION—Periodontal Infection Is Transmitted to Your Spouse & Children DNA Tests Show That Periodontal Infection is Transmitted Directly from Spouse to Spouse and Parent to Child.
Gum disease early in life, less education, and a history of stroke are more important than genes in determining who develops dementia, concluded a study of 100 dementia patients with healthy identical twins.
Blood Cancers—30% More Risk
A demographic study of nearly 50,000 men showed that those with periodontal disease had a 30% higher risk of blood cancers, including: leukemia, multiple myeloma, and non-Hodgkin lymphoma.
Periodontal disease affects blood sugar control, lengthens the duration of diabetic symptoms, and speeds the transition from pre-diabetes to diabetes.
Diabetes—2.8 – 3.4 Times More Risk
Diabetic patients are 2.8 to 3.4 times more likely to have periodontal disease.
Heart Attack—2.7 Times More Risk
Demographic studies of 1372 subjects showed those with periodontal disease were 2.7 times more likely to have a heart attack.
Heart Disease—40 -72% More Risk
Demographic studies of 10,907 subjects showed a 40% to 72% increased risk of heart disease.
Kidney Cancer—49% More Risk
A demographic study of nearly 50,000 men showed that those with periodontal disease had a 49% higher risk of kidney cancer.
Lung Cancer—36% More Risk
A demographic study of nearly 50,000 men showed that those with periodontal disease had a 36% higher risk of lung cancer.
Lung Disease—1.5 Times More Risk
In a demographic study of 13,792 individuals, those with periodontal disease had a 1.5 times greater risk of getting chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.
Obesity—76% Higher in Young Adults
In a study of 13,665 young adults (18-34) who had periodontal disease, 76% were more likely to be obese.
Research has shown that treating osteoporosis can lower the severity of periodontal disease.
Pancreatic Cancer—63% More Risk
In a study of 51,529 males, it was found that men with periodontal disease had a 63% to 126% higher risk of pancreatic cancer.
Premature Childbirth—79% Higher
Premature low birth-weight childbirth greatly increases complications. Women with untreated periodontal disease have 79% higher chance of premature childbirth. Treatment gives an 84% reduction in premature births.
Stroke—Bacteria in Blood Clots
Periodontal bacteria have been found in blood clots and those with periodontal disease have a higher risk of stroke.
Tongue Cancer—5 Times More Risk
Men with advanced periodontal disease have more than five times the risk of tongue cancer.