Control of periodontal infection reduces the severity of active rheumatoid arthritis.

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OBJECTIVE To determine if eliminating periodontal infection and gingival inflammation affects the severity of active rheumatoid arthritis (RA) in patients with chronic inflammatory periodontal disease. METHODS Twenty-nine subjects with confirmed diagnosis of RA and mild-to-moderate chronic periodontitis of at least 3 years' duration were enrolled in the… (More)

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