Periodontitis and general health

Periodontitis can aggravate a number of systemic diseases. Regular check-ups by your dental surgeon are therefore essential if you suffer from this type of disease.

Can periodontitis have repercussions on general health?

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  • Bacterial accumulation in the form of dental plaque is what gives rise to periodontal disease.
  • Toxic substances released by dental plaque in the gums can pass into the general blood system and cause inflammation at a distant point from the gums.
  • These phenomena are extremely complex and are not yet fully understood.

What risks can be attributed to periodontitis?

According to a large number of scientific studies, periodontitis is suspected of being a risk factor in certain diseases.
In other words, the existence of periodontitis may increase the risk of general diseases such as:

  • Heart attack
  • High blood pressure
  • Diabetes
  • Premature birth

Gingivitis and pregnant women

  • Pregnancy involves considerable hormonal changes, and in particular increased oestrogen production.
  • Certain bacteria that are damaging to the periodontium feed on these hormones and this leads to a substantial increase in their numbers.
  • This increase in bacterial numbers then leads to severe inflammation of the gum, along with tooth looseness and bleeding, called pregnancy gingivitis.


Periodontitis can aggravate certain general diseases and therefore regular check-up visits to your dental surgeon are vital.

If you are pregnant, it is essential that you see your dental surgeon for a check-up.

If you have pregnancy gingivitis, your dental surgeon will start appropriate antiseptic treatment to limit inflammation of the gums. Everything tends to return to normal after giving birth.