Are periodontitis and metabolic syndrome connected?
Periodontitis and metabolic syndrome are manifestations of chronic inflammation. Periodontitis is an advanced stage of gum disease in which the gums are infected and the bone surrounding the teeth is breaking down leading to tooth loss and spread of infection. Metabolic syndrome is a cluster of disorders, including high blood pressure, increased belly fat, high blood triglyceride, low blood high-density lipoprotein cholesterol and increased blood sugar.
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