These 5 Fatal Diseases Are Caused by Dental Infections

There is no favoritism, the name is cleaning teeth is very important, not children or adults all need to clean their teeth in order to maintain health that can be done after waking up and going to sleep again.

If the teeth are not cleaned, it can be ascertained that the germ bacteria will nest on the sidelines of the teeth which over time will cause the mouth to smell and the teeth can become hollow. And this hollow tooth if it is not immediately patched, it will become large and porous and the consequences can be fatal.


Like the info the author quoted from Tempo.co: Don't underestimate the hole in the tooth. That said, if left unchecked it can trigger a number of deadly diseases such as heart or stroke.

If so, how can germs in the teeth move to a number of other vital organs? Drg. Bambang Nursasongko SpKG (K) from Siloam Hospital, Kebon Jeruk, West Jakarta, explained that teeth have many parts, including e-mail, dentine, and pulp. The effect of holes on enamel and dentin is not as bad as on the pulp.

If the tooth hole is about the pulp, beware, remembering that there are blood vessels in the pulp. Germs and bacteria can travel through blood vessels to other vital organs including the heart.

"That is why, once the cavities will continue to be hollow. Unlike the skin. When the skin is injured, it has a mechanism to close the wound through cell regeneration. While the broken teeth are the same as the wall.

When cracked or hollow, it must be patched. When it reaches the pulp, the solution to the pulp must be removed. The name root canal treatment. People used to call it nerve care, "Bambang said.

Unfortunately, laymen often underestimate holes in teeth. They think, when the hole reaches the nerve, the nerve is removed, the case is gone. Bambang reminded, teeth that have lost nerves have no benefit.

Just like a hand that has no nerves, it is unable to feel heat even though it is burnt, similar to Bambang, a specialist in internal medicine from the Bun da Jakarta general hospital, Dr.Erik Rohmando Purba, SPPD said several medical studies show that dental disorders are associated with Stroke and Coronary Heart.


"Cavities trigger gingivitis or gum inflammation. If left unchecked, it transforms into periodontitis, an infection of the gums that damages soft tissue, destroys bone supporting teeth, and increases the risk of heart attack, stroke, and other serious health problems. Periodontitis is inflammation that lasts for months, "Erik explained.

The main cause of dental infection is carious or porous and hollow teeth. Often this infection does not cause symptoms at all so that not many people realize it

The main cause of dental infection is carious or porous and hollow teeth. Often this infection does not cause symptoms at all so that not many people realize it

Need to watch out for, some of these organs are at risk of experiencing interference from dental infections.

1. Heart

What is the relationship between the heart and teeth? Inflammation. Quoted from WebMD, experts believe that inflammation leads to hardening of the arteries or atherosclerosis. This condition causes blood difficult to flow to the heart so that sufferers are at greater risk of having a heart attack and stroke.

Inflammation is also one of the definitive signs of gum disease. There are two types of gum disease, namely gingivitis, which causes red gums, pain, pain when pressed; and periodontitis, which causes sacs of infected germs. Periodontitis raises concerns about heart problems because it allows bacteria and other toxins to spread.

2. Sinus

Sinus and teeth are very related so sinus tooth pain is very common. According to dental experts at the Mayo Clinic, sinus-tooth infection occurs when fluid that builds up in the sinus cavity puts pressure on the upper teeth, which is close to the maxillary sinus.


3. Lungs

Bacteria that cause diseases such as bronchitis and pneumonia often originate from the oral cavity. Poor oral health can cause an increase in this bacterium before it spreads to the lungs. This disease can cause death, as experienced by Vadim Kondratyuk in California in 2017. At first he felt toothache, then visited a dentist to treat it. But once he arrived home, he claimed to be in pain. When taken to the hospital, the doctor said that the infection had spread to the lungs.

The Dental Health Foundation warns that poor oral hygiene can cause respiratory infections. Some studies have found a link between bacteria in the mouth and lung disease. Dr Samit Joshi from Yale University School of Medicine concluded that this process "shows that oral bacteria play a role in the risk of developing pneumonia".

4. Kidney

Periodontal tooth disease can affect various organs. In a number of studies, kidneys are also at risk of contracting this infection. In one study, gum inflammation was associated with decreased kidney function, while others found that gum infection patients could have poor kidney function in the future. "Poor oral health - and especially periodontitis - is associated with patients with chronic kidney disease, including malnutrition and inflammation, and can predict progressive kidney disease," wrote lead researcher Dr. Jacopo Buti.

5. Eyes


The association of dental infections with eye disease has long been known. A few centuries ago, Fabricius Hildanus reported cases of ophthalmia or inflammation of the eyes and loss of eyes due to abscess teeth. Tooth infection spreads to the eye because the germs that cause it travel along the bloodstream. Symptoms include decreased or double vision, fever, and difficulty moving the eyes from one side to the other. If the bacteria spreads and is not treated immediately, this infection can cause permanent blindness.
Source : gaya.tempo.co


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