Periodontitis – Risk Factor for Severe COVID-19 Course


Results of a current study show a connection between the presence of periodontitis and a severe course of COVID-19. Accordingly, COVID-19 patients with periodontitis have a higher risk, including for admission to the intensive care unit, than periodontally healthy COVID-19 patients.
In doing so, this study underscores the importance of periodontal health in terms of prevention and possibly even management of COVID-19 complications.


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