General health

Oral health and general health

  • Periodontitis increases the risk of cerebral stroke.
  • Diabetes increases the risk of periodontitis and wound infection following dental surgery (Link: Schweizer Diabestesgesellschaft).
  • Healthy teeth and gums are especially important for people suffering impaired immune response or susceptibility to endocarditis. Dental treatment, if bacteraemia is likely, requires antibiosis.
  • Smoking increases cancer risk (not only lung cancer but also oral cancer). Additionally, the incidence of caries, periodontitis and wound infection is on higher level. (links: Lungenliga , Arbeitsgemeinschaft Tabakprävention Schweiz)