A recent study found that people with advanced gum disease are more susceptible to complications from the coronavirus, including those more likely to require mechanical ventilation and die from the disease.
The coronavirus has involved 115 million people worldwide, of which about 4.1 million are from the UK.2,3 Gum disease is one of the most common chronic diseases in the world.
A study involving over 500 patients found that people with severe gum disease were nine times more likely to die from Covid19. It was also found that patients with oral diseases require 5 times more mechanical ventilation.
In the UK, 90% of adults have some form of gum disease. Early-stage gum disease can be easily prevented or treated, according to the Oral Health Foundation. Nigel Carter OBE, CEO of the charity, believes good oral hygiene can play an important role in fighting the virus.“This is the latest in a series of studies looking at the relationship between teeth and other diseases,” said Dr. This can limit the likelihood of developing the most serious complications of the disease. coronavirus: "If gum disease is left untreated, an abscess can develop, and within a few years, the bone holding the tooth together," adds Dr. As gum disease progresses, treatment becomes more difficult. complications due to coronavirus, the need for early intervention is increasing.
The first sign of gum disease is blood on your toothbrush or toothpaste. You may also experience bleeding gums while eating and an unpleasant taste in your mouth. Your breathing can also be uncomfortable. After research has shown that many people are unaware of this, the Oral Health Foundation emphasizes the importance of taking timely action to combat the symptoms of gum disease. The most effective way to prevent gum disease. For gum disease, brush your teeth with fluoride toothpaste for two minutes a day, and brushing or flossing your teeth every day can also help you get this special mouthwash.