Joint Failures Potentially Linked to Oral Bacteria

This study is one of many coming from the Case Western Reserve University School of Dental Medicine.

ScienceDaily — The culprit behind a failed hip or knee replacement might be found in the mouth. DNA testing of bacteria from the fluid that lubricates hip and knee joints had bacteria with the same DNA as the plaque from patients with gum disease and in need of a joint replacement.

This study is one of many coming from the Case Western Reserve University School of Dental Medicine that have linked oral bacteria to health problems when they escape from the mouth and enter the blood.

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