Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome (EDS) and Oral Health
If you have Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome (EDS), you also have a higher risk for periodontitis and early tooth loss. Because EDS affects the connective tissues, including your gums, it has a direct impact on your oral health. The friendly dentists at Mettler and Griego Family Dentistry in Peoria can recommend a variety of gentle treatments that will improve your oral health and prevent tooth loss.
Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome and Dental Health
Ehlers Danlos Syndrome is a type of rare condition that affects the connective tissues as well as tooth development. People with EDS have a higher risk of gum disease and tooth loss. They often suffer from enamel defects that cause more frequent cavities and make their teeth more vulnerable to decay.
EDS can cause a variety of dental anomalies, including enamel defects, high cusps and low fissures of the molars and premolars, shortened or abnormally shaped tooth roots, and early loss of gum tissue. If you have EDS, you have a much higher risk of cavities, tooth decay, gum recession, and tooth loss.
Dental Treatment for Patients with EDS
If you’re concerned about how EDS affects your teeth and oral health, schedule a visit with Mettler and Griego Family Dentistry. We offer a variety of preventative treatments for gum disease and tooth decay that can help you prevent early tooth loss from EDS.
If you have weak enamel from EDS, we can apply fluoride treatments at your regular twice-yearly visits. Fluoride helps to strengthen your enamel and protect any exposed surfaces along the gumline. Our fluoride treatments only take a few minutes, and their benefits last a long time!
Because EDS affects your gums, you could develop early gum recession and fall victim to gum disease. We offer pain-free, non-invasive laser therapy to help keep your gums healthy and free of infection. The diode laser wand removes infected gum tissue, stimulates the growth of new, healthy, gum tissue, and helps prevent further gum recession and tooth decay.
Is it time for your next dental checkup?
EDS and oral health are closely related! If you have EDS, scheduling regular examinations is vital to your oral health! Identifying dental problems early on is the best way to prevent tooth loss and gum disease. We can provide fluoride treatments, laser therapy, and more at your next visit. Contact us to make an appointment today!