The soft tissue and skin of the mouth can also be affected.
A dry mouth symptom can lead to mouth infections and tooth abscess.
I feel very blessed for the dental care team which I have, and I am extremely grateful for their patience and expertise with helping me manage my dental issues brought about by scleroderma.
So far, I have had 3 tooth extractions due to scleroderma. One of which, can be seen in the image at the top of the post.
My dentist joked with me at my last check up appointment, that my dental issues have improved, as it is just easier to have my teeth removed!… believe me, it really was a last resort on all 3 occasions, to have an extraction, having experienced pain unlike it.
|Prof Chris Denton presenting a plaque to Kevin's daughter, Michelle, and wife, Debby, for funds raised in Kevin's memory for medical research at the Unit. Thanks to Michelle for the photo.|
|James Carver, myself, Prof Chris Denton|
I am immensely grateful to James Carver MEP for organizing this event in memory of his late wife Carmen, who sadly passed from Scleroderma.
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|Prof Chris Denton and I, Sept 2017|