Dental Gum Graft
Posted 16 August 2007 - 05:13 AM
Posted 17 August 2007 - 06:26 AM
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Posted 17 August 2007 - 11:12 AM
I have had several gum grafts done due to receding gums. I didn't have the diagnosis of CREST at the time, but I did have Sjogren's. Mine weren't always successful, but I didn't develop any infections. I think I probably had CREST at least when I had my last graft, but it wasn't diagnosis yet. Could you ask you rheumatologist their opinion on it? I know that I really didn't want to have the last graft done, but the periodontist said I had tissue damage and he was scared my tooth would fall out.
Posted 18 August 2007 - 06:35 PM
I have had a gum graft and have lupus/sclero. It went well. I hope yours does too. I think it was worth it. Susie54
Posted 20 August 2007 - 12:23 PM
Posted 23 August 2007 - 04:53 PM
I've had CREST for 16 years and had it done last year.
Good luck to you.