The bacteria in the mouth travel throughout the body via inhalation, ingestion and circulation causing adverse effects to it.
Signs and Symptoms of gum disease:
Drifting to a different position
Bad Breath (Halitosis)
Foul Taste in mouth
Rheumatoid arthritis is a systemic inflammatory disease therefore its patients are more prone to gum disease because of the heightened inflammatory response throughout the body. There is a certain bacterium that is involved in gum disease that can be found within fluid surrounding joints. This can worsen the inflammation and pain.