Does the presence of certain mouth bacteria indicate pancreatic cancer? While there is not an undeniable link, there is a strong suggestion that two types of bacteria in the oral microbiome are associated with pancreatic cancer. Similarly, these same two types of bacteria, porphyromonas gingivalis and aggregatibacter actinomycetemcomitans, are also linked to periodontitis, a serious gum infection that damages gums and can destroy the jawbone.
Have you ever been diagnosed with a dental condition and been prescribed a treatment plan with which you were uncomfortable? If so, did you seek a second opinion? We certainly hope that you did. Second opinions can confirm a diagnosis and provide the reassurance that you need to proceed with treatment. Or, second opinions can offer alternative solutions that are more agreeable to you. Nevertheless, in most cases, if you have doubts about a diagnosis, your intuition may be signaling that something just doesn’t seem right. Trust your instincts and seek another opinion.
All Northwest Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons are board certified by the American Board of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery; but why is that important?