Latest research suggests bacteria in gum disease may trigger Arthritis Joint Inflammation:
Brushing your teeth, flossing, and rinsing regularly helps you maintain a healthy smile, and ward off gum disease. The accumulation of mouth bacteria not only affects your oral health, but also your joint health. A recent study in Science Translational Medicine found bacteria that causes gum disease may also trigger the onset of Arthritis Joint Inflammation.“ This research may be the closest we’ve come to uncovering the root cause of rheumatoid arthritis,” said Maximilian Konig, lead author, and a former Johns Hopkins scientist now at Massachusetts General Hospital, in a statement.
rheumatoid arthritis is an autoimmune condition where the body’s immune cells attack the joints, which typically starts with the small joints of the hands and feet, causing Arthritis Joint Inflammation, swelling, pain and stiffness. Researchers have noted a biological connection between RA and gum disease, a bacterial inflammatory disease. Previous research has found tooth loss, a marker for gum disease, may predict RA and its severity. The researchers noted the more teeth lost, the greater their risk for Arthritis Joint Inflammation .However, little is known about the specific bacteria in gum disease that may trigger the autoimmune inflammation.