Gum Disease and COVID-19: Are they Connected?

The latest research suggests a connection between periodontal (gum) disease and respiratory complications in COVID-19 patients.   A recent study published by the California Dental Association suggests a link between the bacteria that causes chronic periodontal disease and SARS-CoV-2. Researchers found that patients with high levels of IL-6 (interleukin), a harmful protein that becomes elevated in the case of periodontitis, are at greater risk of life-threatening […]

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