Will gum disease cause future joint problems?

Yes, it will. Here is why-

New study suggests that people with gum disease are more prone to getting rheumatoid arthritis.

In an article published September 12, 2013, in PLoS Pathogens, Jan Potempa, PhD, DSc, and his research team uncover how the bacterium responsible for periodontal disease, Porphyromonas gingivalis worsens rheumatoid arthritis by leading to earlier onset, faster progression and greater severity of the disease, including increased bone and cartilage destruction.

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