PERIODONTAL-GUM INFECTION AND PNEUMONIA

Continual scientific investigation and research are showing an increased relationship that gum infection can influence the coarse of multiple diseases. Pneumonia itself is an infection of the lungs caused by bacteria, viruses and fungi also found in the oral cavity whose reservoir of these organisms can be filtering into the lungs itself. Bacterial pneumonia is a common cause of lung disease and most importantly mortality in human populations not only in America, but throughout the world. The oral bacteria are shed from the mouth and gum disease colonies and released to attach to the throat and have a clear path to be aspirated in the tract of breathing and into the lungs themselves. Prevention of such an important factor can be easily accomplished through proper diagnosis and treatment of the bacteria originating from gum-oral infections which have few barriers into not only the lungs, but also into other organs throughout the body.Manager.

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