Respiratory Infection as Result of Poor Dental Care
There is a strong connection between your dental health and respiratory conditions. If you have some problems with your respiration and you take certain medications you need to provide a list of them to your dentist. You should indicate all the medications including prescription and over-the-counter drugs. The problem is that the most of the respiratory conditions are treated with anti-inflammatory drugs that can cause dental conditions as dry mouth and fungal infection in your mouth.
Secondly, these medications can also reduce the process of healing. When visiting a dentist you will need to provide information on how often you have asthma attacks and what causes them to happen. At the same time poor dental conditions can also cause certain respiratory disorders and one of the most popular disorders is considered to be a lower respiratory tract infection usually followed by ventilator – associated pneumonia. According to the latest research the main cause of this condition is associated with appearance of a certain kind of bacteria.
There is also a category of vulnerable patients that need to have enhanced oral care. Those people who received timely dental care including tooth extraction, teeth brushing and tongue scrapping appeared to be 57 percent less likely to have a condition associated with a respiratory tract infection. Dentists note that enhanced dental care can significantly reduce the bacteria in your oral cavity and prevents these bacteria from entering the lungs.
That is how dentists confirmed the dependence of your dental health on your respiratory conditions as well as the dependence of your respiratory conditions on timely dental care received. In both the cases patients need to inform and dentists need to take all the possible measures to increase the immunity of your body and to fight the infection. If a patient does have a sort of dental problems associated with respiratory conditions he or she needs to get more information on possible methods of preventing oral infections.