संसाधन

Oral Health

आरए के साथ रोगियों को उनके मुंह के साथ समस्याओं का अनुभव कर सकते हैं । कुछ सीधे आरए से संबंधित हैं जैसे मसूड़ों की बीमारी, जबड़े की समस्याएं और सूखे मुंह और कुछ अप्रत्यक्ष रूप से, उदाहरण के लिए आरए दवा या दांतों की सफाई में कठिनाई का परिणाम है।

फ़ोटो

Introduction 

The mouth plays an important role in the functioning of the human body; teeth chew food into smaller pieces to make it more digestible, and saliva contains enzymes which further break down food. Saliva also helps prevent infections and is required for swallowing.

Teeth are held in place in the jaw bone by support from the surrounding gums and ligaments (fibrous tissue), making gum health very important too. From an appearance point of view, having a nice smile can boost a person’s confidence.

Patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) can experience problems with their mouths. Some are directly related to RA such as gum disease, jaw problems and dry mouth (i.e. lack of saliva) and some are indirectly related to RA; being a result of RA medication or caused by difficulty with cleaning the mouth (due to problems with other joints). This will not be a problem for all people with RA, but it may be helpful to be aware of these potential problems so that you know what to look out for and what you might want to discuss with your dentist.

Dentists, dental therapists and dental hygienists can help with assessing and treating mouth problems as well as giving advice on how to keep your mouth healthy.

This section will cover the following topics which you can go directly to by clicking on the heading:

मसूड़ों की बीमारी

जबड़े की समस्या

Dry mouth

आरए दवा और मुंह

धूम्रपान

सफाई सलाह और सुझाव

Visiting the Dentist

Information for dental care professionals 

आगे पढ़ना/उपयोगी लिंक

अनुरोध पर उपलब्ध संदर्भ