During this last year, science has not stopped investigating the SARS-Cov-2 virus and the pathologies that aggravate Covid-19. In this sense, oral health was not going to be less. Thus, according to the latest scientific conclusion discovered in this field, patients with periodontitis have a higher risk of contracting COVID19 and having complications. A study has revealed this discovery that we will now explain to you and that represents a great advance in this field to understand how the virus affects the body of patients.
The finding has been published in the Journal of Clinical Periodontology, the most prestigious journal in the dental scientific community. According to the latest evidence, those patients with periodontitis problems have a higher risk of suffering complications if they have been infected by the SARS-CoV-2 virus.
Among the associated risks, the fact of having to be admitted to the Intensive Care Unit (ICU), the need for assisted ventilation or, in the worst cases, the death of the patient stands out. Thus, according to the recently made public study, a person suffering from periodontitis is 9 times more likely to die from coronavirus than a person who does not have this oral pathology.
This study was carried out between the months of March and June 2020, demonstrating that periodontitis is closely associated with more serious symptoms of Covid-19 affectation, as well as with the presence of more severe complications due to this virus. People with periodontitis are reported to have a 4.5 times greater risk of needing assisted ventilation and 3.5 times of entering the ICU.
As you can imagine from this study, it is becoming more and more important to carry out regular check-ups and regular reviews with our specialists. At Advance Dental Institute we are at your entire disposal to help you. Not surprisingly, we have a team specialized in the area of periodontics. Come see us as soon as possible!
Now that we know that patients with periodontitis have a higher risk of contracting COVID19 and having complications, we have no excuse not to remedy it and take care of our health in a comprehensive way. We can help you.