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Psoriatic arthritis and financial assistance for periodontal procedures

Please forgive me if this is not an appropriate place to ask for advice, as I find myself confused and searching for informative guidance regarding the following topic: given that psoriatic arthritis is often associated with periodontal disease, I'm wondering if PsA is recognized as a pre-existing condition in the context of dental care. I used to know someone with advanced type 1 diabetes, which often causes dental problems as a result of poor circulation (and likely other diabetic comorbidities that I'm unaware of). This is a well-established phenomenon - extensively researched and long- documented by medical professionals as a statistically significant correlation. As far as I'm aware, this knowledge led to the development and expansion of funding opportunities for diabetics who are unable to afford adequate dental insurance. But, in contrast to diabetes, psoriatic arthritis is less commonly recognized, less understood, and more likely to be misdiagnosed by general practitioners and other medical professionals who simply lack the expertise particular to rheumatology. I speak from experience here, which brings me to the point of this post: one of my front teeth had to be pulled

  1. That is a very good and appropriate question, @mhugs1975. Have you tried talking with your medical and dental insurance companies about it? I hope you get some responses from others in the community. Are you able to get an implant to replace the pulled tooth? Best wishes! - Lori (Team Member)

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