While rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and gum disease are both inflammatory diseases, it is interesting to note that patients with (RA) are eight times more likely to suffer from gum disease than those without (RA).
Also important is the correlation between gum disease and kidney disease. We know that gum disease is a leading cause of tooth loss in adults, so it's noteworthy to learn that toothless adults are more likely to have chronic kidney disease than adults with all of their teeth.
Men with tooth loss and a history of gum disease are reported to have an increased risk of developing certain cancers. While more research continues to be conducted, associations have been noted between gum disease and kidney, pancreatic and haematologial cancers. Severe gum disease has also been documented as a risk factor for head and neck squamous cell carcinoma.
Let's talk about your periodontal health, and we'll work to ensure your healthy body starts with a healthy mouth.
Call us today at Westchester Dental Care (914) 241-2242 to schedule your periodontal evalutation and dental hygiene visit. www.WestchesterTopDentist.com
Independence Day Special: If you schedule an appointment next week, 7-5-11 through 7-8-11 we will reward you with a free teeth whitening. ($600 value)
Committed to your overall health.
Dr. Steven Abel, Dr. Francis Turturro, and the entire Westchester Dental Care Team