It is a well-known fact that periodontal disease can harm our teeth and require intervention by a dentist. However, new findings show that this condition could increase the risk of developing problems with esophagus-related cancers.
– This is the eight-most common type of cancer.
– Certain microbes in gum disease may increase its prevalence.
– These bacteria may be used as biological “signals” in the future for those who are at a higher risk.
“An analysis of bacteria present in the mouth showed that some types of bacteria that lead to periodontal disease were associated with higher risk of esophageal cancer.”