Immune suppressed and Periodontal Cleaning

Hello I have Rheumatoid arthritis and take Methotrexate and Hydroxychloroquine. I have Periodontal gum disease and my Dentist has said I need Periodontal cleaning. Is this okay for me to have if my immune system is compromised? I don't want to lose my teeth but am very worried about this. Thank you.


  • Louisa77
    Louisa77 Administrator Posts: 245

    Hi @Dennison72

    I would suggest you speak to your rheumatology team and they will have all your medical records and be able to answer this for you and either put your mind at ease or guide you to alternative treatments.

    Best wishes

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  • Hi @Dennison72

    Thank you for posting on the online community.

    We are sorry to hear that you have Periodontal gum disease along with dealing with Rheumatoid arthritis.

    Unfortunately, we do not have the information to answer your question, we are sorry.

    We agree with Louisa77 it would be best to speak to your Healthcare practitioner for further advice on if you can have this done.

    We hope that you are able to get your answer, all the best for the future.

    Best wishes


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