Essentiality of Periodic Oral
Screening for patients

Oral Health for Overal Health

01 Cardiovascular Disease

  • Gum diseases (gingivitis and periodontitis) are associated with an increased risk of developing cardiovascular disease..
  • Poor oral hygiene will increase the risk of bacterial infection into the bloodstream, leading to infective endocarditis, myocardial infarction and also shows affect on walls of the coronary arteries.

02 Daibete

  • Diabetic patients are more prone to gum diseases as they have a bi directional relationship , that is increase in
    glucose levels will also increase the infection in gums.
  • ┬áPeople with diabetes loose their teeth sooner than compared to people with out diabetes

03 Pregnancy

  • Every pregnant woman has to undergo an oral screening during pregnancy to prevent low birth weight and a preterm delivery.
  • Presence of oral infection during pregnancy will be 7.5 times greater risk to both mother and the infant.

04 Kidneys

  • Chronic kidney disease and reduced GFR are one of the main risk factors for deteriorating renal function
  • Poor oral hygiene has also shown some affects on renal function.so oral screening is must to avoid further kidney diseases.

05 Lung Disease

  • Gum diseases can also show impact on respiratory system as oral cavity is the main entry of bacteria into the lungs causing pneumonia, copd and asthama
  • Infection leading to an inflammation in the airways is one of the factor that leads to more frequent
    symptoms and lung diseases.

06 Rheumatoid Arthritis

  • The bacteria that causes chronic gum disease may also trigger the auto immune disease that is rheumatoid arthritis (RA)
  • Prevention of oral health can help to avoid treatment of RA.