Evaluation of Oral Health Status and Oral Care of Patients with Rheumatoid Arthritis

Joint Authors

Radwan-Oczko, Małgorzata
Duś-Ilnicka, Irena
Richards, Pamela
Thomsen, Anna Marie
Rasmussen, Claus

Source

International Journal of Dentistry

Issue

Vol. 2020, Issue 2020 (31 Dec. 2020), pp.1-7, 7 p.

Publisher

Hindawi Publishing Corporation

Publication Date

2020-10-31

Country of Publication

Egypt

No. of Pages

7

Main Subjects

Dental

Abstract EN

Objective.

Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and periodontal disease (PD) are common chronic, immunoinflammatory, destructive, and progressive diseases; however, the correlations between those two are not yet widely discussed.

The purpose of this study was to evaluate the relationship between the selected demographic and clinical parameters of RA patients and oral health status parameters, on the basis of self-assessment.

Materials and Methods.

Three hundred patients under treatment were included in the study.

Questionnaires were completed by 164 out of 300 patients.

Results.

A total of 100 females and 64 males took part in the study, with a mean age of 65 ± 11.1 years.

In younger patients, the disease activity score (DAS28) was higher, and it was associated with pain or discomfort in the oral cavity and with difficulties in toothbrushing.

Discomfort or pain in the oral cavity was to a significant extent associated with the poor gingival state, gingival bleeding, and difficulties in biting or chewing.

Conclusions.

In RA patients, difficulties in biting or chewing, discomfort or pain in oral cavity, feeling of the presence of movable teeth, and gingival bleeding are indications of periodontal infection.

Maintaining awareness of oral health and RA is a key issue in the simultaneous management of proper oral care and RA due to the mutual influence of those two factors.

American Psychological Association (APA)

Radwan-Oczko, Małgorzata& Duś-Ilnicka, Irena& Richards, Pamela& Thomsen, Anna Marie& Rasmussen, Claus. 2020. Evaluation of Oral Health Status and Oral Care of Patients with Rheumatoid Arthritis. International Journal of Dentistry،Vol. 2020, no. 2020, pp.1-7.
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Modern Language Association (MLA)

Rasmussen, Claus…[et al.]. Evaluation of Oral Health Status and Oral Care of Patients with Rheumatoid Arthritis. International Journal of Dentistry No. 2020 (2020), pp.1-7.
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American Medical Association (AMA)

Radwan-Oczko, Małgorzata& Duś-Ilnicka, Irena& Richards, Pamela& Thomsen, Anna Marie& Rasmussen, Claus. Evaluation of Oral Health Status and Oral Care of Patients with Rheumatoid Arthritis. International Journal of Dentistry. 2020. Vol. 2020, no. 2020, pp.1-7.
https://search.emarefa.net/detail/BIM-1169868

Data Type

Journal Articles

Language

English

Notes

Includes bibliographical references

Record ID

BIM-1169868