Study shows periodontal disease more common and more severe among those with rheumatoid arthritis

Aug. 15, 2012
Small study shows an association between rheumatoid arthritis and periodontal disease, but does not prove a cause-and-effect relationship.

A recent study that appeared online in the Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases journal suggests an association between periodontal disease and rheumatoid arthritis. The study found that periodontal disease is four times more common among those who have rheumatoid arthritis and appears to be more severe as well.

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