Dental implants seem to be safe in people with autoimmune disease says new study

dental implants, autoimmune, Sjögren's syndrome, type 1 diabetes, rheumatoid arthritis, scleroderma, Crohn's disease, lupus, teeth, arthritis digest Dental complications can arise associated with some autoimmune diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis. So new research is always welcome in this important area. A team recently looked at dental implants in people with autoimmune diseases including Sjögren’s syndrome, type 1 diabetes, rheumatoid arthritis, scleroderma, Crohn’s disease and lupus. They found that the implants were successful in rates “comparable to those reported in the general population”. However, patients with secondary scleroderma or erosive oral lichen planus (an inflammatory condition that affects mucous membranes inside your mouth) were more likely to encounter problems. Oral hygiene is key, the team advises. “Scrupulous maintenance of oral hygiene and long-term follow-up emerge as being the common determinants for uneventful dental implant treatment.” Click here to read the original findings PS Did you know that Arthritis Digest Magazine is labelled the best UK Arthritis blog from thousands of blogs on the web ranked by traffic, social media followers, domain authority & freshness?