From mouth to back: Gum disease and AS
Many diseases are driven by inflammation, or the swelling of tissues and organs. Inflammation plays a part in both arthritis and gum disease. As such, there may be a link between arthritis and gum disease. A recent study revealed that patients with ankylosing spondylitis (a type of spinal arthritis) were more likely to have had periodontitis in the past compared to patients without ankylosing spondylitis.
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