For years, oral health problems were thought to exist on their own, affecting the teeth, gums and, in severe cases, jawbones, but never encroaching on the rest of the body.
Rheumatoid arthritis is an autoimmune disorder that causes widespread inflammation throughout the body’s joints. So what does it have to do with your oral health?
This test not only detects the presence of bacteria in patient’s mouth, which cause periodontal disease, but also identifies specific bacterial species being involved and their quantities.
We all heard of “gum disease”. Today, in our electronic and informative world, we can “Google” hundreds of references on any subject with a click of a key. But then you have to figure out on your own what information is correct and what is wrong.