A small study has suggested that severe periodontitis (gum disease) can lead to early death in patients with irreversible liver damage (cirrhosis).
– Periodontitis is an inflammatory disease affecting the gums
– Severe periodontitis was associated with increased risk of early death in patients with liver cirrhosis
– See your dentist regularly for exams and cleanings to prevent gum disease.
“Poor oral health and periodontitis are very frequent in patients with cirrhosis”
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