Oral systemic health is the connection between periodontal health and overall health. There is a link between periodontal disease and systemic conditions including diabetes and cardiovascular disease. People with chronic periodontal diseases have a higher chance of inflammation, which may lead to an increase in inflammatory markers in the bloodstream, and bacterial infections, which can enter the bloodstream and travel when left untreated.
Treatment for dental conditions such as periodontitis, infection, or other issues should be treated immediately for your overall health and safety. This is especially important for children, as gingivitis is common during childhood, affecting up to 70% of pediatric patients.