For the study, dental panoramic radiographs from patients with and without atheroma were compared. Those with carotid atheromas had more decaying and missing teeth. The findings were presented at a meeting of the International Association for Dental Research.
Dental disease may add to the risk of a person having a stroke, US researchers have claimed. Dental disease was linked to a higher likelihood of carotid atheroma in a person already at risk of stroke.
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