Lung disease is any problem in the lungs that prevents the lungs from working properly.
Studies have concluded that there is a fair degree of evidence of an association of pneumonia with oral health, and that good evidence exists that improved oral hygiene and frequent professional oral health care reduce the progression or occurrence of respiratory diseases among the high-risk elderly living in nursing homes, especially those in intensive care units. Studies have shown that lung function decreased with increasing periodontal attachment loss. Therefore, it is believed that a potential association may exist between periodontitis and chronic pulmonary diseases like COPD.
Copyright Nextlevel Practice. All Rights Reserved.