Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and your oral health are linked in various ways. Studies have shown that patients with RA were twice as likely to suffer from periodontal disease accompanied by severe jaw bone loss. Therefore, if you do have RA, it is even more important for you to take care of your oral health. This includes brushing and flossing twice a day and maintaining a healthy, balanced diet. You should also be very vigilant when it comes to the current state of your dental health. If you notice red or swollen gums, then it might be time to visit our expert in dental implant in Beverly Hills.
Untreated periodontal disease can ultimately lead to tooth loss since the bacteria in the gums weaken the teeth and cause them to fall out. If a tooth has already fallen out, you will need to talk with your dentist to see if you qualify for dental implants. Implants serve as artificial tooth roots and can be used to replace a tooth, but not everyone is a good candidate. You will need to have sufficient jaw bone density. If you lack adequate density, a bone graft may be able to be performed, but again, you will need to undergo evaluation with our dentist to see if that is the best option.