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    The Relationship Between Gum Disease and Cirrhosis

    teeth health smile dentistGum disease can impact a smile, damage teeth and lead to frequent trips to the dentist. It is now interesting to observe that incidences of cirrhosis of the liver may also be linked to this oral condition. Some interesting observations include:

    – Over 35 per cent of adults have some form of gum disease.

    – Between 10 and 15 per cent have more severe cases of periodontitis.

    – Periodontitis can negatively impact the outcome of a liver transplant.


    “In Europe, cirrhosis is responsible for 1-2% of all deaths and is the leading cause of liver transplantation.”

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    Dr Nicholas Riley BDS 1996, MJDF 2012

    Nik qualified from Cardiff Dental School in 1996. He has always had a keen interest in clinical excellence, and further education. He recently gained his MJDF qualifications Nik dedicates much of his time to attending many world renowned courses in restorative, aesthetic and implant dentistry, so he can ensure that patients benefit from the most up to date solutions.