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Common drug helps reduce gum disease pocket depth

from Dental Health Magazine

Patients who have had a heart attack or a stroke are recommended to take a small dose of aspirin. This common painkiller helps the blood becoming more "fluid," and it does not allow it to clot in excess. Thus, the blood clots cannot block the arteries and the blood can flow normally to the heart and the brain. A study has been published in this month's issue of the Australian Dental Journal, according to which a low dose of daily aspirin intake can actually help reduce the size of the dental pockets of patients struggling with periodontal disease. In the study there have been involved 152 patients who were given a reduced amount of aspirin every day for a period of six months. more

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