Periodontitis and Rheumatoid Arthritis

Year : 2024 | Volume :01 | Issue : 01 | Page : 31-39

Abhishek S Krishna

Ahalya U

Shaiju S Dharan

Amal A


This comprehensive review delves into the complex interplay between Periodontitis and Rheumatoid Arthritis, aiming to unravel the underlying mechanisms and shared inflammatory pathways that connect these seemingly distinct conditions. The review examines a wealth of current research, exploring how chronic periodontal inflammation may contribute to the development and progression of RA and vice versa. Furthermore, the review critically evaluates the clinical implications of this interrelation, emphasizing the need for interdisciplinary collaboration between rheumatologists and periodontal specialists. Insights from this synthesis of evidence could inform targeted therapeutic strategies and preventive measures for individuals at risk of concurrent periodontitis and rheumatoid arthritis. In summary, the review not only elucidates the complex interplay between periodontitis and rheumatoid arthritis but also underscores the importance of integrated approaches in both research and clinical management to address the multifaceted nature of these interconnected health conditions. While further studies are needed to elucidate specific mechanisms and establish causation, the existing evidence highlights the significance of collaboration between dental and rheumatological professionals for improved patient outcomes. Integrating oral health management into the holistic care of individuals with rheumatoid arthritis could pave the way for more effective preventive strategies and enhanced overall well-being.

Keywords: Periodontitis, rheumatoid arthritis, inflammatory pathways, porphyromonas gingivalis, citrullination

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