COVID-19 and Oral Health
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Research / Articles
Association between periodontitis and severity of COVID‐19 infection: A case–control study
Journal of Clinical Periodontology - February 2021
Nadya Marouf, Wenji Cai, Khalid N. Said, Hanin Daas, Hanan Diab, Venkateswara Rao Chinta, Ali Ait Hssain, Belinda Nicolau, Mariano Sanz, Faleh Tamimi
A study of 589 COVID-19 patients with gum disease had 8.81x higher chance of death, 3.54x higher change of ending up in the ICU, and 4.57x higher chance of ending up on a ventilator.
The Link Between Ventilator-Associated Pneumonia and the Mouth: The intersection of VAP, COVID-19, oral health and equity
DentaQuest - 2020
Madhuli Thakkar, BDS, MPH; Maya Linson, MS; and Eric Tranby, PhD
"Patients who had at least one preventive dental visit within the previous three years were 22% less likely to be diagnosed with VAP."
Could there be a link between oral hygiene and the severity of SARS-CoV-2 infections?
British Dental Journal - June 2020
Victoria Sampson, Nawar Kamona, Ariane Sampson
"We explore the connection between high bacterial load in the mouth and post-viral complications, and how improving oral health may reduce the risk of complications from COVID-19."
Oral hygiene and severity of COVID-19 – the connection
News Medical - June 2020
Ananya Mandal, MD
“Inadequate oral hygiene can increase the risk of inter-bacterial exchanges between the lungs and the mouth, increasing the risk of respiratory infections and potentially post-viral bacterial complications.”