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#1 chockers


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Posted 15 September 2011 - 12:42 PM

Hi Folks,

Does anyone else have problems with teeth and gums?

I've now got to the stage where my dentist can't fit dentures or bridges, as I might need a other one out soon.

I also have muscle coming away from gums.

So I wonder if anyone else has problems?


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Posted 15 September 2011 - 12:59 PM

Hi Christine,

I'm sorry you're having so many dental problems. Certainly, dental problems are very common even in totally healthy people, but scleroderma and sometimes Sjogren's combined with it, can wreak special havoc in the mouth. I've certainly had more than my fair share of dental issues!

We have a whole section on the main site about Dental Involvement in Scleroderma that you may find fascinating.

Meanwhile here are some warm (and sugar- and- cavity- free!) hugs for you.

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#3 Amanda Thorpe

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Posted 15 September 2011 - 01:41 PM

Hello Christine

Although my mouth is smaller it's not in the range of microstomia so I can still fit things in! You need a very good dentist who is familiar with the problems scleroderma and/or Sjogren's can bring.

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Posted 15 September 2011 - 03:27 PM

Hi Christine,

I am sorry to hear that you're having problems with your teeth. There's few things more miserable than teeth problems and toothache and my teeth are by no means perfect, so I can empathise with you! :sorry: Fortunately my dentist is quite a dab hand at putting in crowns, otherwise I fear I'd be eating pureed food ad infinitum.....not a very exciting prospect!! ;) :lol:
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Posted 15 September 2011 - 07:17 PM

Hi Christine,

I have also had problems with my teeth recently and due to the mouth being so much smaller it makes getting treatment a real pain. :)

I was lucky in that my dentist referred me to the hospital for all future treatment, and it is so much better. They are more aware of all the issues and they are so patient.

I called them and told them I had some pain and they told me to come in this morning and I had the tooth taken out. They were so good and they told me due to the skin tightening I have that they would take it out at a different angle. I did not feel a thing.