Written by Dentistry Today Thursday, 20 November 2014 13:58
A recent study showed that periodontal disease will make someone more prone to kidney disease.
Among different races, the study showed that African Americans with normal kidney function were four times as likely to develop chronic kidney disease when compared to those without severe periodontal disease. The information will be presented at ASN Kidney Week 2014.
Periodontal disease is a chronic bacterial infection of the oral cavity and disproportionately impacts people considered African American. It also has been pinpointed as a risk factor for CKD.