Reconnecting Practicing Hygienists with the Nation's Leading Educators and Researchers.

Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis May Be Associated With Increased Gingival Inflammation

Patients with juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA) have increased periodontal disease, despite practicing ideal oral hygiene, according to a study published in Pediatric Rheumatology.  

Patients with juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA) have increased periodontal disease, despite practicing ideal oral hygiene, according to a study published in Pediatric Rheumatology

The study used date from 85 patients with JIA, 62 dental patients and 11 healthy child controls. When compared with pediatric dental patients, patients with JIA had significantly higher bleeding on probing scores, however, there was a trend toward better dental hygiene in JIA patients than dental patients. JIA patients had higher plaque microbial diversity belonging to genera Streptococcus, Haemophilus, and Kingella.

Learn more about the link between periodontal diseases and rheumatoid by reading these articles Interrelationship Between Rheumatoid Arthritis and Periodontal Diseases and Investigating the Link.

Leave A Reply

Your email address will not be published.

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

This website uses cookies to improve your experience. We'll assume you're ok with this, but you can opt-out if you wish. Accept Read More

Privacy & Cookies Policy