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Can poor gum health elevate your liver enzymes?

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Dr. Meng Syn
Dentistry
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In brief: Increases CRP level

It's been shown that oral bacteria associated with chronic gum disease enter the blood stream and trigger the liver to make proteins such as CRP that inflame arteries and promote blood clots.
The largest studies imply that CRP and bmi together are associated with incresed levels of CRP in health adults. There may be a day when CRP levels will be mesured in a dental setting by periodontists.

In brief: Increases CRP level

It's been shown that oral bacteria associated with chronic gum disease enter the blood stream and trigger the liver to make proteins such as CRP that inflame arteries and promote blood clots.
The largest studies imply that CRP and bmi together are associated with incresed levels of CRP in health adults. There may be a day when CRP levels will be mesured in a dental setting by periodontists.
Dr. Meng Syn
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Dr. Jeffrey Goldstein
Dentistry - Cosmetic

In brief: Quite possibly.

Research has recently linked swollen, bleeding gums with many problems outside the mouth- heart attacks, stroke, lung infections, certain cancers, rheumatoid arthritis, diabetes and pregnancy problems.
With all that's been discovered, it is quite possible that there is an effect on liver enzymes as well. The fact that gum disease is linked to so many nasty problems is a good reason to fix it!

In brief: Quite possibly.

Research has recently linked swollen, bleeding gums with many problems outside the mouth- heart attacks, stroke, lung infections, certain cancers, rheumatoid arthritis, diabetes and pregnancy problems.
With all that's been discovered, it is quite possible that there is an effect on liver enzymes as well. The fact that gum disease is linked to so many nasty problems is a good reason to fix it!
Dr. Jeffrey Goldstein
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Dr. Yash Khanna
Family Medicine

In brief: Poor gum health

No poor gum health from gingivitis to periontiditis does not elevate liver enzymes.
But some systemic diseases can cause poor gum health and gum disease, and if they effect the liver functions, in that case you can have gum disease and elevated liver enzymes. Gum disease doe not elevate liver enzymes.

In brief: Poor gum health

No poor gum health from gingivitis to periontiditis does not elevate liver enzymes.
But some systemic diseases can cause poor gum health and gum disease, and if they effect the liver functions, in that case you can have gum disease and elevated liver enzymes. Gum disease doe not elevate liver enzymes.
Dr. Yash Khanna
Dr. Yash Khanna
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