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Are there dental problems that go along with this connective tissue disorder?

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Dr. Ronald Krauser
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

This is especially true of sjogren's syndrome which causes a dry mouth and thereby increases the risks of tooth decay and gum disease.

In brief: Yes

This is especially true of sjogren's syndrome which causes a dry mouth and thereby increases the risks of tooth decay and gum disease.
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Dr. James Beck
Dentistry
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Yes

A connective tissue disorder can effect the periodontal health of your teeth.
The periodontium is the connective tissue that surrounds and supports your teeth. This includes the alveolar bone that surrounds the teeth, the gums, and the periodontal ligament which are little fibers that hold the teeth to bone. What are all these things made of...Connective tissue.

In brief: Yes

A connective tissue disorder can effect the periodontal health of your teeth.
The periodontium is the connective tissue that surrounds and supports your teeth. This includes the alveolar bone that surrounds the teeth, the gums, and the periodontal ligament which are little fibers that hold the teeth to bone. What are all these things made of...Connective tissue.
Dr. James Beck
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Dr. John Goldman
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
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In brief: Especially Sjogren's

Sjogren can cause systemic dryness and in the mouth dryness can cause dental problems.

In brief: Especially Sjogren's

Sjogren can cause systemic dryness and in the mouth dryness can cause dental problems.
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Dr. Thomas Stelmach
Dentistry - Cosmetic

In brief: Please elaborate

What kind of connective tissue disorder do you have?

In brief: Please elaborate

What kind of connective tissue disorder do you have?
Dr. Thomas Stelmach
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Dr. Kathryn Riordan
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology

In brief: Sometimes

Sicca syndrome or dry eyes and mouth are often seen with connective tissue diseases and can be made worse by some medications.
Saliva helps keep our mouths healthy and prevents tooth decay. Dry mouth causes sore tongues, tooth decay and a bad taste, there are medications that can help.

In brief: Sometimes

Sicca syndrome or dry eyes and mouth are often seen with connective tissue diseases and can be made worse by some medications.
Saliva helps keep our mouths healthy and prevents tooth decay. Dry mouth causes sore tongues, tooth decay and a bad taste, there are medications that can help.
Dr. Kathryn Riordan
Dr. Kathryn Riordan
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