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  • Writer's pictureAnita Purohit

Covid 19 in my gums???

Updated: Oct 13, 2020

I am doing everything I can to stay Covid free, aren't I? Well...yes and no. Gum health effects your overall health. Since the gums are an easy entry point into your bloodstream, having a healthy oral environment including good oral hygiene will make it harder for bacteria to enter the bloodstream. Less bacteria in the bloodstream will help prevent activation of the inflammatory response in your body. It is important to reduce this inflammation as it can destroy tissue in your lungs and blood vessels. Patients with inflammation caused by periodontits may experience more severe COVID-19 complications, according to an article published online July 30 in the Journal of the California Dental Association. "Dentists should promote screening, plaque control and periodontal treatment because a healthy periodontium can help reduce severity and complication related to COVID-19" Dr. S. Molayem, Periodontist in Los Angeles Having dental treatment during this pandemic, especially for gum disease, is a good self care measure. Call today to schedule your appointment.

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