Is there literature for doctors on patients with RA? I don't know who I need to tell about my condition. Yesterday at the dentist, the dentist ranted about the inflammation in my gums around a certain crown. He said I needed to do all I could to reduce the inflammation in my gums. I finally looked at him and said, "If I knew how to fully reduce the inflammation in my body, I would be 30 pounds lighter and would have no auto-immune disease." When I explained I had RA he looked at me confused. Can teeth be affected by this disease, since they too are rooted in the bone? I've been diagnosed for 2 years and am just beginning to feel how this is going to change my life.