Treating Common Gum Condition May Reduce Risk of Heart Attacks in Kidney Disease Patients

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Treating a common gum condition could reduce risk of heart attacks in kidney disease patients
Treating a common gum condition could reduce risk of heart attacks in kidney disease patients
Over 10% of the adult population have CKD and those affected often have poor health outcomes due to an increased incidence of cardiovascular disease compared to the general population. Recent research suggests that increased mortality in people with CKD may be linked with chronic inflammatory conditions such as periodontitis, which causes gum inflammation, loss of the bone that supports the teeth and ultimately tooth loss.
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