Trinidad and Tobago
A 18-year-old female asked:
Gerd and oral health implications . teenager who has done root canal , has lost two teeth as well as she has 7 fillings and 6 cavities. should we be concerned as well as he recently had a cleaning done and the dentist said the gums were infected?
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Orthodontics 53 years experience
Be concerned: GERD must be brought under control (see a Gastroenterologist). He's oral hygiene may require modification. May need more frequent professional cleanings. May need diet adjustment. Talk to your Dentist. Ask if referral to a Periodontist is warented.
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Gastroenterology 35 years experience
GERD and caries: Yes, GERD does have the potential to make dental caries worse. It doesn't have to though. Through a combination of anti-reflux measures and medication to keep the reflux to a minimum, she can lead life without any affect on her teeth whatsoever. Work with her doctor to get her GERD under good control! I hope this helps.
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Last updated Jun 8, 2017
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