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Dental Gum Graft

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Is a gum graft safe for someone with CREST? Is there anything I need to look out for with this kind of work?


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crawler

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I am sorry that I don't have the specific answer to your question, Crawler, but hopefully you will find some information on our dental page. There are increased opportunities for dental problems with scleroderma and your dentist should be aware of your disease. Good luck.


Warm wishes,

Jefa

 

Carrie Maddoux

(Retired)ISN Sclero Forums Support Specialist

(Retired)ISN Sclero Forums UK Chat Host

International Scleroderma Network (ISN)

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Hi,

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.

Take Care!

Nan

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Hi Crawler,

 

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

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Thanks for the responses, it helps to know that others have done this. My first one failed and in the mean time I got the lSSc diagnosis. I think I will try to stabilize on plaquenil first, and then have the graft. My hands and legs are hurting less and I am finding it easier to get out of bed in the morning. I just don't want to jeopardize the improvement.


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crawler

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I've had two gum grafts and they've turned out fine. The procedure is nothing to worry about pain wise, (my doctor numbed me up,) but now it seems I need two more. :(

 

I've had CREST for 16 years and had it done last year.

 

Good luck to you.

 

 

Samantha

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