Caries or infection of the gums can cause or aggravate diseases. Hence the importance of having good dental hygiene! In recent years, different studies have shown links that are not suspected between oral health and general health. Many hypotheses have yet to be confirmed, but the stakes are serious enough to convince us to adopt rigorous oral hygiene and to consult the dentist at least once a year. Even if everything is fine: the vast majority of inflammations of the gums and periodontal diseases settle without painful signs.
Sinusitis-Maybe because of a caries
In some people, the dental roots of the upper jaw are very close to the sinuses. Hence, the possibility that an infection like caries spreads to the sinus and ignites it in turn. Pathogenic bacteria from the mouth can also colonize the lungs. Therefore, it is recommended, in case of pulmonary infection, to examine the oral cavity.
Teeth and back pain, a possible link
At the origin of some back pain or cervicalgia, we sometimes find a dental malocclusion: a bad positioning between the teeth of the top and the bottom. This imbalance can generate tension throughout the back muscle chain. Conversely, a problem of stature, for example, one leg slightly longer than the other, can, when there is a muscular fragility, resound up to the jaws and induce dental pain. The treatment will combine sessions of osteopathy and wearing a gutter made by the dentist.
Periodontitis and diabetes, a dangerous connection
The relationship between diabetes and periodontal disease is established: hyperglycemia promotes the multiplication of oral bacteria and molecules that modify the inflammatory response. And it weakens the defense cells of the body. Unbalanced diabetes can weaken tooth support tissues and expose them to a greater risk of periodontitis. In contrast, untreated, periodontal disease can, by generating inflammatory molecules, increase insulin resistance: blood glucose is then more difficult to control, and the risk of vascular complications is increased.
Heal your teeth to protect your heart
Several studies suggest a relationship between arterial hypertension, cardiovascular risk factor, and periodontitis: one would aggravate the other. Moreover, a bacterial attack could be involved, alongside other risk factors, in the mechanisms of atherosclerosis. The presence of Porphyromonas gingivalis, the bacterium involved in periodontal diseases, was found in the atheromatous plaque of patients who developed a heart attack.