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The Connection Between Gum Health and General Health (Perio Link)
There is evidence that in severe gum disease, commonly known as periodontitis, bacteria and locally produced inflammatory substances enter the bloodstream and can trigger inflammation affecting other organs in the entire body. This increases the risk of developing other diseases such as Diabetes, Heart Disease or Hypertension.
The Perio Link has been compiled to provide Dental Professionals and Pharmacists with resources on the most up-to-date evidence relating to the prevention, identification, and management of periodontal disease and its relation to other systemic conditions.