Periodontal disease, commonly known as 'pyorrhoea', is an inflammatory disease of mostly bacterial origin, which in some cases can develop with loss of the jawbone that 'holds' the teeth.
It is, therefore, a disease that affects the supporting tissues of the tooth and which, moreover, shares risk or precipitating factors with such well-known diseases as diabetes, Alzheimer's, hyperlipidaemia, rheumatoid arthritis and osteoporosis.
The relationship to these systemic diseases may include factors such as the following:
- Inflammatory, which produced locally (in the mouth) can reach all parts of the body through the bloodstream and cause pathologies directly, such as Alzheimer's disease or rheumatoid arthritis, or indirectly by favouring the appearance of thrombi and, consequently, infarctions of vital organs.
- Bacterial, as pathogens in the mouth can pass into the respiratory or digestive tract, leading to lung diseases such as COPD or digestive disorders.
In this sense, we see that the mouth is part of a living, multi-connected organism, where everything is interrelated.
It is therefore advisable to control oral diseases with shock treatments and then with regular check-ups and cleanings at an appropriate clinic. professional specialised in periodontology in Murcia and, more specifically, periodontal disease, in order to minimise risks and even diagnose systemic diseases in incipient stages: we will improve our quality of life.