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International journal of odontostomatology

On-line version ISSN 0718-381X

Abstract

HERNANDEZ-VIGUERAS, Scarlette  and  AQUINO-MARTINEZ, Rubén. The Potential Role of Periodontitis on the Severity of COVID-19. A Review. Int. J. Odontostomat. [online]. 2021, vol.15, n.2, pp.335-341. ISSN 0718-381X.  http://dx.doi.org/10.4067/S0718-381X2021000200335.

Currently, the association between periodontitis and systemic diseases is widely recognized. However, a potential role of periodontal inflammation on the severity of COVID-19 has recently been studied. The goal of this review is to highlight different mechanisms by which the presence of periodontitis could contribute to the increased severity of COVID-19. These mechanisms include the secretion of proinflammatory cytokines, accelerated cellular senescence, and NETosis. We also emphasize the importance of oral hygiene and maintenance of oral health as additional measures to avoid COVID-19 dissemination.

Keywords : periodontitis; coronavirus; periodontal diseases; oral hygiene; COVID-19.

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