Mioara-Florentina Trandafirescu, Doriana Agop-Forna, Andreea Clim, Corneliu Bețiu, Ioana Adelina Clim, Sabina Cojocariu, Alin Constantin Pînzariu
Introduction: Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is a public health problem, both nationally and globally, due to the increased incidence in the general population, the potential for progression to the terminal stage and due to the financial pressure it puts on the public health system. It is also a continuous challenge in daily medical practice through the diversity of clinical signs that it can wear. The diagnosis and treatment of patients with CKD must be done in a multidisciplinary team.
Material and method: Analyzing the data from the literature in recent years, this paper aims to draw attention to the dental manifestations we encounter in patients with chronic kidney disease. Considered a complex pathology, with multisystemic implications, CKD determines important morpho-clinical dental aspects in relation to the evolutionary stage of the base pathology.
Results: Oral and skin hygiene measures among patients, increasing the level of education and awareness among them, good interdisciplinary communication and an effective monitoring / treatment program are the first steps in reducing the incidence and prevalence of dental conditions within CKD.
Conclusions: Oral and maxillofacial manifestations in CKD are common and can have a significant impact on physical and mental health. It is necessary that the dental care of these patients to be done