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Celiac Disease and Oral Connection

Posted on 11/15/2023 by San Tan Oral Surgery
Image of a human jaw at San Tan Oral Surgery in Gilbert, AZ.Celiac disease, at times, is referred to as gluten-sensitive enteropathy or celiac sprue. It is an immune reaction that affects a person after eating foods that are rich in gluten. Gluten is a protein often found in barley and wheat. Primarily, the disease affects the small intestines, however, over time the damage can extend to your oral health. Below is a detailed discussion about the connection between oral health and celiac diseases.

Defects on the enamel

The development of yellow or brown spots on the teeth due to celiac disease can lead to a heightened tooth sensitivity issue in severe conditions, tooth decay and cavities might develop. Patients as young as seven years can have these effects on their teeth. Early diagnosis during the early stages of enamel formation may help in fighting the future effects. Cosmetic options might be a go-to for adults with such kinds of defects.

Delayed dental development

Your permanent teeth come in at a certain age of childhood. However, the development of celiac diseases might impact the loss of baby teeth, causing a delayed permanent teeth eruption. The dental bone structure is also not spared when it comes to this, the jaw bone might also not undergo full development due to this issue. This can be due to the malabsorption of the necessary nutrients after intestinal damage by gluten. Children who might have such underlying issues should be taken to orthodontists for treatment and examination.

Recurrent Aphthous Ulcers

Canker sores or aphthous ulcers can develop on the inside of the cheeks, lips, or tongue. However, a gluten-free diet is recommendable to decrease the impacts of the outbreak. Aphthous ulcers are common in individuals who have untreated celiac diseases. Treatment of this disease should therefore be prioritized for good oral health. In our hospital checkups, the orthodontists will take you through a detailed examination, after which, necessary steps and solutions are taken to curb such oral health issues. The defects mentioned above are not just all, dental caries, dry mouth and a burning sensation in the tongue are other defects that are also associated with celiac diseases. For treatment of such issues, call us today and book an appointment with our trained and experienced orthodontist.
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