Mini Review - Asian Journal of Biomedical and Pharmaceutical Sciences (2021) Volume 11, Issue 74
Mini Review: The importance of oral and dental health as an indicator of general systemic health in the fight against viruses that can cause a pandemic.
When the mechanisms of formation of Periodontitis and apical periodontitis are examined, it is seen that oral and dental health is not independent of the immune system. Scientific evidence shows that the oral cavity has a significant role in the pathogenicity of many respiratory viral diseases, such as SARS-CoV-2. Therefore, since it is associated with a strong immune system, a healthy mouth, and a dental condition, detecting parameters that can indicate this relationship can be decisive in directing the fight against viruses. Author(s): Fatih Ozcelik, Dursun Ali Sirin