The Associations between Periodontitis and Respiratory Disease

  • Somaye Ansari Moghadam Department of Periodontology, School of Dentistry, Zahedan University of Medical Sciences, Zahedan, Iran.
  • Masoomeh Shirzaiy Oral and Dental Disease Research Center, Zahedan University of Medical Science, Zahedan, Iran.
  • Sirus Risbaf Department of Oral Surgery, School of Dentistry, Zahedan University of Medical Sciences, Zahedan, Iran.

Abstract

Researches have shown positive correlation between periodontitis and respiratory diseases such as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. We reviewed the literature to assess the relationship between periodontitis and respiratory diseases. This study involved a review of relevant English literature published regarding periodontitis and respiratory diseases during the period of 1994-2015. The analysis of literature related to the topic showed there is association between periodontitis and respiratory diseases such as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and pneumonia. It was found that periodontitis is associated with respiratory diseases due to poor oral hygiene and low immunity state.
Keywords: Inflammation; oral hygiene; periodontitis; respiratory illness.

Published
2017-06-08
How to Cite
MOGHADAM, Somaye Ansari; SHIRZAIY, Masoomeh; RISBAF, Sirus. The Associations between Periodontitis and Respiratory Disease. Journal of Nepal Health Research Council, [S.l.], june 2017. ISSN 1999-6217. Available at: <http://jnhrc.com.np/index.php/jnhrc/article/view/962>. Date accessed: 28 july 2017.
Section
Review Article