Oral inflammation and infection, and chronic medical diseases: implications for the elderly.

@article{Scannapieco2016OralIA,
  title={Oral inflammation and infection, and chronic medical diseases: implications for the elderly.},
  author={F. Scannapieco and Albert Cantos},
  journal={Periodontology 2000},
  year={2016},
  volume={72 1},
  pages={153-75}
}
Oral diseases, such as caries and periodontitis, not only have local effects on the dentition and on tooth-supporting tissues but also may impact a number of systemic conditions. Emerging evidence suggests that poor oral health influences the initiation and/or progression of diseases such as atherosclerosis (with sequelae including myocardial infarction and stoke), diabetes mellitus and neurodegenerative diseases (such as Alzheimer's disease, rheumatoid arthritis and others). Aspiration of… CONTINUE READING
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