Oral inflammation and bacteremia: implications for chronic and acute systemic diseases involving major organs.

@article{Hirschfeld2015OralIA,
  title={Oral inflammation and bacteremia: implications for chronic and acute systemic diseases involving major organs.},
  author={Josefine Hirschfeld and Toshihisa Kawai},
  journal={Cardiovascular & hematological disorders drug targets},
  year={2015},
  volume={15 1},
  pages={
          70-84
        }
}
Gingivitis and periodontitis are both highly prevalent gum diseases characterized by an accumulation of a polymicrobial biofilm (dental plaque) around teeth and inflammation in adjacent soft tissues. During dental procedures, even tooth brushing, these bacteria and their components, such as endotoxin, can easily disseminate into the systemic circulation… CONTINUE READING