Prostate Disease Linked to Gum Disease

Jul 29th, 2010 | By | Category: More dental news

 

About 8% of the population suffers with prostate disease, or
prostatitis.

Researchers at Case Western Reserve University have found
that patients with prostatitis have a lower clinical attachment level
(CAL) between gums and teeth.

 The link stems from inflammation levels in prostatitis
patients

 Participants in the study who had severer prostatitis
showed signs of periodontits (chronic gum infection contributing to bone loss around the roots of the teeth and eventually to complete tooth loss),as well.

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