The Increase Incidence Of Caries And Periodontal Disease Essay

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Review of Case Study The case study we chose to research relates to kidney disease, the increased incidence of caries and periodontal disease. This case study patient is a 49 year old Caucasian female. She is healthy with the exception of having polycystic kidney disease. For this condition the patient does not take medications or receive any type of dialysis treatments. This patient has several missing teeth, large restorations on all posterior teeth, crowns and root canals. Currently she has a broken crown on tooth number twenty that is asymptomatic. She also presents with symptoms of a possible abscess on tooth number thirteen with a pustule and is symptomatic on occasion. Tooth number twenty-eight has an apical radiolucency apparent on her most recent radiographs. This patient does have traumatic occlusion possibly due to rotations on all mandibular incisors and versions on several maxillary incisors, and also has areas that are in cross-bite. After reviewing the remaining partial dentition and extensive dental work, it is evident that this patient is at high risk for dental caries and high risk for periodontal disease. Maintaining the remainder of her natural dentition is a primary concern for this patient.
Polycystic kidney disease (PKD) is a disease that can go many years undiagnosed and can lead to kidney dysfunction. It is an inherited disease that develops when clusters of cysts form on the kidneys. There are two types of polycystic kidneys…

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