Written by Dentistry Today Monday, 07 October 2013 13:43
Statins could be key for heart disease patients, based on a new study.
Gum disease among heart disease patients can be limited thanks to the utilization of statins. The information appears in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology. The measures taken to reduce gum disease could impact inflammation levels in the arteries. The reverse is also true.
The reason why this happens is that periodontitis and atherosclerosis occur because of inflammation. Based on that information, these conditions are related.