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Periodontal Disease and Respiratory Disease

Periodontal disease inflammatory mediators that cause destruction of connective tissue in the mouth can also cause destruction of connective tissue in the lungs. This had been associated with a link between periodontal disease and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, the 4th leading cause of death in the United States. This is especially important in patients living in long-term care facilities.

Study: Inpatients days in patients with respiratory diseases and periodontal disease

Inpatients days in patients with respiratory diseases and periodontal disease