gum diseaseMany people are affected with Rheumatoid arthritis joint disease. Patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) have a higher possibility of having periodontal disease as compared to those who are healthy. Oral hygiene is essential to prevent gum disease that triggers RA. The researchers have discovered this surprising fact and demonstrated the link between these two diseases which often takes place at the same time. Gum disease becomes more severe in patients dealing with RA and may be up to four times more.

Many scientists while researching have speculated that oral inflammation that is periodontists caused by bacteria as well as an autoimmune disorder rheumatoid arthritis are caused by the common behavioral thread such as smoking. Autoimmune disease is hereditary and occurs in people having specific genetic backgrounds. The other experts accepted this fact, but they say that many patients suffering with RA are nonsmokers.

  • Person with RA must concentrate on improving oral health to prevent RA and other systemic diseases.
  • Smoking is quite dangerous for the joint health and it is better to avoid it as soon as possible.
  • Porphyromonas Gingivalis bacteria causes mouth inflammation and gum disease.
  • A study in rodents revealed that, mice that were exposed to this bacterium, get affected with rheumatoid arthritis faster as compared to the non-infected rodents.
  • This joint disorder becomes worse if oral hygiene is not well maintained.
  • Experts suggest that patients with rheumatoid arthritis must go for a routine dental checkup.


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