Periodontal disease associated inflammation and bacterial infection increases risk for heart disease and stroke.
Diabetic patients are at increased risk of developing periodontal disease. The presence of periodontal disease can further increase blood sugar levels and diabetic complications.
Maternal periodontal disease increases the incidence of premature delivery and preeclampsia.
Periodontal bacteria in the oral cavity increases the risk of pneumonia.
Periodontal disease patients have increased risk of developing kidney and pancreatic cancer, as well as hematologic malignancies.
Periodontal pathogen: Aggregatibacter actinomycetemcomitans is associated with rheumatoid arthritis.
Persistent periodontal disease increases the risk for Alzheimer’s disease and cognitive decline in Alzheimer’s.
Periodontal disease increases the risk for macular degeneration and glaucoma.