Dental Caries and Blood Disorders
Blood is a fluid tissue comprising cellular elements. It acts as second line of defence. Any abnormal increase or decrease may lead adverse effect on health. Oral cavity acts as first line of defence and any abnormality or disease can lead to systemic and oral complications. Commonly seen oral diseases are caries, periodontitis, gingivitis and oral cancers. Dental caries accounts for about 31.5%-89% of prevalence in Indian population. Caries can result in sever destruction of tooth structure or extraction of tooth in severe cases. It may also lead to spread to other tooth if not addressed well in time. Leading to loss of diet and worsening the overall health of an individual due to lack of nutrition.