Is there a connection between oral health and complications arising from COVID-19?
Following the publication of Dr. Sampson’s findings in the British Dental Journal in June, she will be addressing the topic of how and why there is a connection between the oral microbiome and complications arising from COVID-19. She will touch on how the oral microbiome connects all of the established risk factors for developing complications from COVID-19, and how oral hygiene is paramount to reduce bacterial load and dysbiosis. She will also discuss further research that she is conducting within this field.
The following topics will be addressed:
- What is SARS-COV-2 and how similar is it to other viruses we have had?
- What are the established risk factors for developing complications from SARS-COV-2?
- What causes a patient to have a severe case of SARS-COV-2 instead of a mild case?
- Does bacteria play a role in a SARS-COV-2?
- Do SARS-COV-2 patients suffer from bacterial superinfections?
- Does the oral microbiome have any impact on developing SARS-COV-2 complications?
- Is there a connection between periodontal disease and SARS-COV-2 complications?
- Could improving oral health reduce the risk of complications from COVID-19? What improvements can be made?