Treating Gum Conditions In Kidney Disease Patients

People who are affected by chronic kidney disease often have poor health outcomes because of an increase in cardiovascular disease. Some studies have shown that those with kidney disease  are linked to gum conditions such as periodontitis.

Treating periodontitis can significantly reduce the risk of fatal heart disease in these patients with chronic kidney disease. Studies show that more than 85% of these patients do have gum disease because of failure to remove dental plaque. Bacteria from the mouth can enter the bloodstream and cause clots and narrowing of arteries.

Read more about this study on Medical News Today here: Treating A Common Gum Condition Could Reduce Risks Of Heart Attacks In Kidney Disease Patients|Medical News Today.

Periodontal Disease Linked To Kidney Disease

periodontal diseasePeriodontal disease, or gum disease, is a bacterial infection of the teeth and gums.  In a recent study of blacks with normal kidney function, those who suffered from periodontal disease were four times more likely to develop kidney disease than those without.

Because periodontal disease can be prevented and treated, it is an important part of preventing kidney disease as well.  To read about this study on Medical News Today, click here.