BPS Periodontics Blog

Connection Between Gum Disease and Lung Disease

March 10, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — bpsperio @ 1:08 am

Patient with advanced gum diseaseYour oral and general health are closely connected. While cavities are the most prevalent dental condition, tooth decay isn’t the only threat to your oral health and wellness. Gum disease affects at least 50% of Americans. Not only is it a leading cause of tooth loss, but it is also linked to many health conditions, like heart disease, Alzheimer’s disease, and pregnancy complications. However, new research has found an increased risk of lung cancer. Here’s how the infection can lead to life-threatening complications.