14 Jul Severe gum disease strongly predicts early death from liver cirrhosis
A recent study, presented at The 2017 International Liver Congress in The Netherlands, has demonstrated a potential link between periodontitis and mortality in patients with liver cirrhosis.
– Gum/teeth health was assessed in 184 patients with liver cirrhosis
– Severe periodontitis was associated with higher risk of early death, even when adjusted for variables such as gender, age, smoker status, alcohol consumption
– See your dentist to determine if you have gum disease
“Further studies are now required to determine if improving gum care can improve outcomes in patients with liver cirrhosis.”
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