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13 March 2018

Severe gum disease strongly predicts higher mortality in cirrhosis

A small study has suggested that severe periodontitis (gum disease) can lead to early death in patients with irreversible liver damage (cirrhosis).

Key takeaways:

– 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”

Read the full story here: http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/releases/317063.php

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