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Oral health and Inflammatory Diseases

  • Arthritis can affect the temporomandibular joint (TMJ)
  • Sjögren’s syndrome can cause inflammation damaging the glands, such as salivary glands. This can lead to cavities through the mouth, severe oral dryness, difficulty eating, and even tooth loss
  • Different oral Infections can also occur:
    • Bacterial infections can cause swelling and severe pain, fever, and swollen nodes
    • Fungal infections can cause a white coating or clumping
  • Oral ulcers can also occur in patient taking methotrexate. A folic acid supplementation can help with reducing ulcers.

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Web:

Dental Tips for the Rheumatoid Arthritis Patient - Hopkins Arthritis

Rheumatoid Arthritis and Gum Disease - Arthritis.org

Antibiotic Prophylaxis Prior to Dental Procedures - American Dental Association

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