A recent study1 from the University of Granada (UGR) in Spain has found a correlation between periodontal disease and erectile dysfunction.
The researchers found that 74 percent of patients with ED showed signs of periodontitis. Those with the most severe ED presented the worst periodontal damage, while sufferers of periodontitis were 2.28 times more likely to present ED than patients with healthy gums.
The researchers concluded that chronic periodontitis seems to play a key role as a risk factor in the pathogenesis of erectile dysfunction, independently of other causes.
Martín, Amada; Bravo, Manuel; Arrabal, Miguel; Magán‐Fernández, Antonio; Mesa, Francisco. “Chronic periodontitis is associated with erectile dysfunction. A case–control study in European population.” Journal of Clinical Peridontology. May 2018.