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Can bad dental hygiene cause cardiomyopathy?

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Dr. Mark Stern
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Indirectly

Gum disease is correlated with heart attacks and heart attacks can cause ischemic cardiomyopathy.

In brief: Indirectly

Gum disease is correlated with heart attacks and heart attacks can cause ischemic cardiomyopathy.
Dr. Mark Stern
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Dr. David Stall
Dentistry
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Maybe

There has been a lot of research lately on the relationship between periodontal (gum) disease and heart problems.
The link appears to be there but it is still being studied. In addition, gum disease and diabetes are also linked as they are both inflammatory diseases.

In brief: Maybe

There has been a lot of research lately on the relationship between periodontal (gum) disease and heart problems.
The link appears to be there but it is still being studied. In addition, gum disease and diabetes are also linked as they are both inflammatory diseases.
Dr. David Stall
Dr. David Stall
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Dr. Thomas Stelmach
Dentistry - Cosmetic

In brief: Possible

Ischemic cardiomyopathy could theoretically be caused by chronic long term gingival infections.

In brief: Possible

Ischemic cardiomyopathy could theoretically be caused by chronic long term gingival infections.
Dr. Thomas Stelmach
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Dr. Robert Brodsky
Dentistry

In brief: Yes and no

I, personally, think it is a rare possibility.

In brief: Yes and no

I, personally, think it is a rare possibility.
Dr. Robert Brodsky
Dr. Robert Brodsky
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