The scope of the study was to evaluate the odontoperiodontal modifications observed in patients with chronic kidney disease, installed as a result of several chronic systemic pathologies, subjected to either dialysis or transplants.
Materials and method. The group of patients suffering from chronic kidney disease included 42 persons (30 men and 12 women, with an average age of 42.6 ~ 9.2 years), while the control group was formed of 88 patients (36 men and 52 women, with an average age of 41.3 ~ 8.4 years). The investigation was developed in the Specialized Policlinics of the “Sf. Apostol Andrei” Emergency Hospital of Galaţi. Results and discussion. A statistically significant association was observed between the number of teeth covered by dental plaque or calculus and the number of elements with bleeding on probing (r=0.543, P<0.001 and r=0.568, P<0.001, respectively). Conclusions: The study shows that patients suffering from chronic kidney disease are more susceptible to periodontal diseases, comparatively with the not affected ones, which shows that maintainance of an optimum oral hygiene is essential.