ORAL FOCI OF INFECTION LEADING TO SYSTEMIC DISEASES—AN EMERGING PROBLEM IN MEDICINE
Dr. Swati Dahiya*, Dr. Taranpreet Kaur and Dr. Ankit Srivastava
The relationship between oral and general health has been increasingly recognised during the past two decades. Several epidemiological studies have linked poor oral health with cardiovascular disease, poor glycaemic control in diabetics, low birth-weight pre-term babies and a number of other conditions, including rheumatoid arthritis and osteoporosis. It is therefore important that the individuals should be made aware of the risks associated with poor oral health. Hence, dentists and medical practitioners should work together to provide comprehensive health care, thereby reducing the morbidity and mortality associated with oral infections.
Keywords: Infection, Oral foci, Systemic disease.
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