On this week’s episode of Fast Facts – Perio Edition your host, Katrina Sanders, RDH talks to us about a study titled The Covid-19 Pathway which proposes the fact that there could be an alternative route of SARS-CoV-2 infection.
“We know that any breach to immune defenses of the mouth can permit various types of bacteria and viruses to enter our blood vessels, particularly if we notate that the cellular epithelium is ulcerated.”
“What that truly means for us is that we have all of these massive open portals or open doorways on the endothelial surface of our lung vessels that allow for the virus to latch on.”
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Lloyd-Jones, G., Molayem, S., Pontes, C. C., & Chapple, I. (2021). The COVID-19 Pathway: A Proposed Oral-Vascular-Pulmonary Route of SARS-CoV-2 Infection and the Importance of Oral Healthcare Measures. J Oral Med and Dent Res, 2(1), 1-25.