See how your wisdom teeth and other body organs are connected
We all know that many parts of our body are interconnected and now the medical science has come very close to establishing those connections and also increasing the knowledge of how those connections affect our health.
Modern day medicine has also uncovered that one place is connected to many parts of the body and that part is our mouth and teeth. Doctors have also uncovered links to many diseases that affect different parts of body and their correlation to oral care.
Here are some of the diseases that are most prevalent today.
1 Wisdom Teeth
Wisdom teeth are vestigial third molars that were used by our human ancestors that in order to chew and grinding the plant tissue.
It has been found that the skulls of our ancestors possessed larger jaws which had more teeth than us. This helped them chew down the plants and vegetation so that they could efficiently digest the cellulose present in the plant wall.
2 The Heart
Heart related illnesses are majorly of two types- endocarditis and clogged hearts. The origination of both the diseases is in the mouth.
Both these illnesses are caused due to lack of oral sanitation. This happens when oral bacteria spread via the bloodstream fastening themselves to any damaged pieces of the heart. Having periodontitis alone causes the development of atherosclerotic plaque on the teeth.
This plaque is not only found in the heart, but it is also found in the arteries of the body. Oral microbes also cause blood masses to form as they discharge dangerous poisons into the blood circulation.
Gum disease and diabetes have a relation and that has been since through overpowering evidence and it establishes itself via many means. It is seen that gum diseases are more prevalent in people who have diabetes. It has also been found that people with gum problems have difficulty controlling their blood sugar and this increases the risk of damage from diabetes.
4 Oral Cancer
Given that tobacco is ingested via the mouth, most tobacco related cancers as well as lung cancers are documented in various medical journals. But there are many other kinds of cancers that can be traced to the overall condition of the mouth.
Ailments such as human papilloma virus (HPV) and other oral viruses are may be spread through sexual contact–genital or oral.
5 Alzheimer’s and Dementia Related ailments
According to studies conducted by the University of Central Lancashire School of Medicine and Dentistry, it has been discovered that there is gum disease present in the brain.
This bacterium reaches the brain thanks to day to day activities such as brushing the teeth and also brushing and eating. Hence this consequently this adds to symptoms of dementia and brain related illnesses like Alzheimer are which causes failing memory and confusion.
6 Wisdom Teeth and Periodontal Diseases
If you have impacted wisdom teeth, there are very high chances that you are going to have periodontitis. Impacted wisdom teeth can be a major source of bleeding and also can breed bacteria. These bacteria can be a good place for bacteria causing periodontal diseases like gingivitis.
This has been the reason why the oral surgeons and dentists are looking more into oral hygiene as it has been proved to be source of many diseases. Prolonged stress, malnourished diet, no exercise and lack of mental peace play an important role in causing many diseases.