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American Academy of Periodontology encourages routine periodontal care during ongoing pandemic

Patients with gum disease are three times more likely to suffer from complications if they contract COVID-19. This is according to new research published in the Journal of Clinical Periodontology. Analysing more than 500 patients with the virus, the research team discovered that those with gum disease …

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American Academy of Periodontology encourages routine periodontal care during ongoing pandemic

Patients with gum disease are three times more likely to suffer from complications if they contract COVID-19. This is according to new research published in the Journal of Clinical Periodontology. Analysing more than 500 patients with the virus, the research team discovered that those with gum disease were nine times more likely to die in comparison to those with healthy gums. Additionally, they found those with gum disease were 3.5 times more likely to be admitted to intensive care and also 4.5 times more likely to require a ventilator. Read more here

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