Dental Care for Patients with Chronic Kidney Disease
Posted on 6/19/2023 by Dr. Nick Raptou
Since they have a compromised immune system and are more likely to contract infections, people with chronic kidney disease (CKD) are more likely to experience dental issues. Moreover, poor breath, dry mouth, and altered taste perceptions can all occur in CKD patients. Thus, CKD patients need to properly care for their oral health to avoid future issues.
Tips for Oral Care for Chronic Kidney Disease Patients
Patients with CKD must have regular dental examinations and cleanings. Their medical history and current prescriptions should be disclosed to their dental practitioner. Before dental work is done, CKD patients may also need to take antibiotics to prevent infections.
The use of fluoride toothpaste twice daily and daily flossing are just a few examples of good oral hygiene habits that should be practiced at home. Dry mouth symptoms can be relieved, and foul breath can be decreased using an alcohol-free mouthwash.
A healthy diet reduced in sugar and processed foods should be followed by CKD patients as well. The symptoms of CKD can be aggravated by gum disease and tooth decay from a high-sugar diet.
Patients with chronic kidney disease should seek immediate dental care for any dental issues, such as bleeding gums, tooth pain, or tooth loss. Delaying treatment might worsen oral issues by aggravating other health issues the patient may be experiencing.
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For an appointment, please contact us if you or a loved one needs dental care and has a chronic kidney illness. With years of experience treating patients with chronic kidney disease, our dental experts will collaborate with you to develop a customized treatment strategy that will address your particular needs.
You can reach us by filling out our website form, calling, emailing, or visiting our office. We are available Monday- Friday from 9 am to 5 pm. Contact us today!
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