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Something I have learned is how important oral health is for a person with RA. I developed an abcess due to an ancient molar that cracked all the way through but was not detected due to a crown that was installed several years ago that hid the damage. So my periodontist "pulled" the molar (actually it practically fell out of me when he took the crown off) and said I was a candidate for an implant. And gum flap surgery. So first he cleaned out the infection. Within two hours of being cleaned out, my RA symptoms just about disappeared. When I told my rheumatologist about it, he said that is just exactly how that works. Without the infection there is little or no inflammation in the body and the symptoms rapidly improve. Then I had the gum flap surgery and my mouth has never felt better and I continue to have less RA pain.
Little by little I am piecing together what works for me along with diet, etc.
Anyone else experience the results of dental problems on RA?
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