Gum Disease links to carcinoma

Chronic gum disease may raise your odds for head and neck squamous cell carcinoma.( HNSCC) Each millimeter of bone loss was associated with more than 4-fold increased risk of HNSCC.

Chronic Periodontitis and the Incidence of Head and Neck Squamous Cell Carcinoma; Mine Tezal, Maureen A. Sullivan, Andrew Hyland, James R. Marshall, Daniel Stoler, Mary E. Reid,Thom R. Loree, Nestor R. Rigual, Mihai Merzianu, Linda Hauck, Cheryl Lillis, Jean Wactawski-Wende, and Frank A. Scannapieco; Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev September 2009 18:24062412; doi:10.1158/1055-9965.EPI-09-0334