Bacterially-triggered gum disease periodontitis not only robs you of a few teeth and wipes the smile off your face, but can also cause a host of other diseases or complicate existing health conditions as the bacteria move freely throughout the body.
Observations of a study reported at The International Liver Congress™ 2017 in Amsterdam have, in fact, established that periodontitis, when not addressed on time, increases mortality rates amidst patients with severe liver scarring aka cirrhosis.
– Periodontitis is a treatable dental problem. Your dentist can help tackle this gum disease before it gets out of hand.
– Build-up of harmful bacteria weakens supporting tissue that binds the tooth to the jaw bone, eventually causing loss of teeth.
– Steady source of bacteria from untreated gums have been associated with several systemic as well as cardiovascular, liver and kidney diseases.
You can get more details on the periodontitis-cirrhosis study at http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/releases/317063.php