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Oral Cancer Can Stem from Gum Disease If It Is Left Untreated
Posted on 6/8/2020 by Todd Jorgenson
Oral Cancer Can Stem from Gum Disease If It Is Left UntreatedOral cancer is highly uncommon, accounting for less than 4% of all types of cancers, but it is particularly dangerous due to its silent nature. Because its symptoms tend to be subtle and painless, its often not caught until it progresses to a later stage. Prevention of this dangerous type of cancer is vital to help save lives and avoiding gum disease can be the key to prevention.

Can Porphyromonas Gingivalis Cause Cancer?


Your mouth has all sorts of bacteria in it, and while not all of them are harmful, the ones that are can be quite dangerous. One such bacteria, Porphyromonas gingivalis, has been shown to be a contributor to cancerous lesions and tumors in patients with gum disease.
What is so fascinating about this germ is how truly common it is; 85% of cases of periodontitis have this bacterium present. Because periodontitis is an inflammatory disease, it requires the attention of your immune system. However, over time, your body becomes less and less effective at killing P. gingivalis, giving this dangerous bacterium a chance to wreak havoc throughout your body.
To make matters worse, once cancerous cells develop, they can become more aggressive once they encounter Porphyromonas gingivalis.
You may be wondering then, with these potentially deadly bacteria in your mouth, what you can do to help prevent oral cancer from developing in your mouth. Fortunately, preventing P. gingivalis-induced oral cancer is as easy as taking good care of your mouth.
Early stage gum disease, also known as gingivitis, is entirely reversible if caught at this stage. By introducing a thorough cleaning regimen, you can prevent gingivitis from happening. Take time to brush your teeth twice a day and floss nightly. Regular dental appointments with cleanings are also essential, so please give our office a call today to schedule your exam. We can thoroughly examine your mouth and, if we notice any signs of gum disease, start prompt treatment for it to better ensure your long-term, cancer-free health.



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