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Periodontal Patients at Greater Risk of COVID Side-Effects Princeton, NJ
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Periodontal disease is a type of infection that affects the soft tissues (gums) and bone around your teeth. When aggressive, it allows bacteria to transfer from your mouth into your bloodstream.

But not only that, research also shows that active gum disease is at a higher risk of respiratory illnesses like pneumonia, potentially due to the risk of oral bacteria being inhaled directly into the lungs. It’s also because of a specific type of protein associated with periodontal infections and its effect on respiratory illnesses.

Just this past month, scientists additionally discovered that the presence of periodontal disease could increase a person’s chances of dying from COVID-19.

Since COVID-19 can cause serious respiratory illness requiring ventilator therapy, a predisposing case of gum disease could potentially lead to devastating outcomes. Newer data already shows us how alarmingly strong that link can be.

How to Protect Yourself

In addition to good hand hygiene and wearing a mask, you can lower your body’s risk of serious respiratory infections by flossing your teeth each day. Carefully clean along and just under the gumlines, lifting away plaque bacteria.

If you’ve already been diagnosed with gum disease, you’ll want to have it treated by our Princeton dentists. During your periodontal therapy, we’ll remove the calcified and soft bacterial deposits under your gum tissues so that they don’t contribute to chronic infection and decreased immune response.

Your mouth is the gateway to the rest of your body. Active, untreated dental diseases like periodontitis aren’t just a risk to your smile. They could potentially set you up for detrimental outcomes should you be infected by COVID-19.

If it’s been longer than six months since your last gum disease screening, call Prime Dental Care today.

Posted on behalf of Prime Dental Care

417 Wall St
Princeton, NJ, 08540

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Ms P.

My husband has been going to Dr Ma and this practice for many years and swears by them so I thought I would try it out. Very pleasant and professional with a great location and good availability, they respond to queries in a timely way and provide reminders for appointments via text which is great since some practices appear to be in the dark ages on some of the practical stuff. Everyone seems to try to ensure you have a pleasant visit (in spite of being to the dentist!) so kudos to the whole operation. Also, a lot of care has been taken to go above and beyond the requirements of hygiene during this pandemic including state-of-the-art air filtration systems.

Jay J.

Starting from reception to the assistant to the doctors they are so amazing. I have major dental anxiety and they were above and beyond sweet and nice to me. I have come back after a root canal and I can go for a run I feel that good and comfortable with them. They rock! They are awesome- I highly recommend this place

Xiao L.

I’m experiencing a very painful toothache during the COVID-19 period. Thanks for Dr. Ma’s quick response using the “teledentistry”, I got a timely and precise diagnosis without having to step out of my house. I really appreciated their help at this moment!

Zoe F.

I have been here multiple times with Maggie and Dr.Patel. Both of them are amazing and make you feel very comfortable the whole time!

Riya P.

Everyone here is very friendly and is willing to help you. It is a very good experience here! Highly recommend coming here!

Sandy W.

Everyone there is friendly and professional. They have taken great care of me every time I’ve visited.

Elliot V.

Prime Dental care has a great friendly staff. I had a wonderful experience with my hygienist Kate, she was very thorough, professional, and kind! Dr. Ma was informative and did a wonderful job of explaining everything. Would highly recommend Prime Dental Care!

Cody M.

Dr. Ma and her staff are very friendly and super thorough. They take the time to explain every part of the care and are invested in my overall dental health. I would recommend them to everyone!

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