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Periodontal Disease & Strep Throat

I was recently diagonosed with periodontal disease in the back half of my lower jaw. I have an upcoming appointment with a periodontist scheduled. I recently became ill and went to the doctor. I was diagnosed with strep throat via a throat culture. Could the bacterial from the periontal disease contribute to the strep throat, or are these likely two separate issues?
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Probably not.  I believe strep throat is caused by a different type of bacteria than periodontal disease although periodontal disease is a large mix of bacteria.
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Thank you, Dr. Tsang. That is helpful.
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