Some children have a Primary Immunodeficiency (PID) which can inhibit the body’s ability to fight disease. In a recent study, researchers found that a certain level of dental caries in the mouth normally does not cause a problem for most people. However, in children with PID, it can lead to gingivitis and a less effective response to periodontal treatment.
- Children with primary immunodeficiency disorder are more likely to develop periodontal disease.
- The timing of response of treatment to periodontal disease is important in preventing early tooth loss.
- There have been over 300 diseases identified in connection to periodontal diseases.
“New research has also found that, since children with PID have no natural defence against the oral microbiota that cause periodontal disease, they are more susceptible to developing gingivitis than systemically healthy children.”