A recent study from the University of Birmingham suggests that Kidney disease patients with gum disease have greater mortality risk.
Severe gum disease increases the risk of death from chronic kidney disease by ten per cent, a new study suggests. Patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD) and periodontitis had a mortality rate of 41 per cent after 10 years, while those with just CKD had a 32 per cent rate. Researchers at the University of Birmingham, Praveen Sharma and Iain Chapple, said the mouth acts as a gateway for bacteria which can easily get into the blood stream through bleeding and sore gums. The study published in the Journal of Clinical Periodontology was based on data from 13,734 participants in the US-based Third National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES III).