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MY DANG TEETH

  • By magsmom65

    Just now I had another filling come out. This is around the 5th or 6th one. Since I have had Crohn’s I have had 6 root canals, and had to have 2 teeth pulled.. Is this due to my Crohn’s? I heard that it can affect your teeth.

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  • By Pam.Kingsland Keymaster

    Hi @magsmom65, thank’s for posting! I’m sorry to hear all the complications you’re experiencing. Unfortunately, dental issues are some of those lesser known or surprising symptoms that we hear about often. Inflammation of the gums, malnutrition, and side effects from certain medications can all play a role in dental issues/mouth sores. I’m sharing a couple articles here that you might find to be helpful, as well as personal experiences from some of our advocates. I hope this helps to answer some of your questions. – Pam (team member)

    https://inflammatoryboweldisease.net/living/teeth/
    https://inflammatoryboweldisease.net/living/embarrassed-my-teeth/
    https://inflammatoryboweldisease.net/living/ibd-affect-gums-teeth/
    https://inflammatoryboweldisease.net/symptoms/mouth-sores-and-other-oral-symptoms/

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  • By thedancingcrohnie Moderator

    Hi magsmom65,

    Unfortunately, like Pam mentioned, dental issues are a symptom of Crohn’s. From my personal experience, I’ve found that when I am on Prednisone for an extended period of time, the health of my teeth really suffer.

    Always dancing,
    Elizabeth (team member)

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