General and Oral Health Center
Chronic Kidney Disease
Studies demonstrate that gum disease can induce a systemic (general) inflammatory response and is associated with cardiovascular risk factors1. There is also evidence that inflammation and heart disease are common in the chronic kidney disease population. Research is being conducted to investigate the relationship of gum disease and heart disease in the chronic kidney disease population.
*Not currently enrolling for studies in this area-please check back at a later date.
1 Slade, G. D., S. Offenbacher, et al. (2000). "Acute-phase inflammatory response to periodontal disease in the US population." J Dent Res 79(1): 49-57.