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A 50-year-old female asked:

I have pretty bad gum disease. routine labs showed esr of 60. female, age 50 and otherwise healthy. could the gum disease be the reason for the esr ?

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Dr. Theodore Davantzis
Dentistry 40 years experience
Possibly: Periodontal disease is a chronic infection of the gums. It can be associated with ESR. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18510039 Treat your periodontitis for better overall health.

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