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Celiac Disease And Oral Health: What Celiac Patients Need To Know

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If you have celiac disease, you know that it causes a host of gastrointestinal problems, which can lead to an inability to absorb the nutrients your body needs from the food you eat. But did you know that this disease's harmful effects on the body can affect any organ or body system, including your mouth? Your dentist can actually detect dental enamel defects during an exam that can help them identify people with celiac disease.

For some people, it may have been a dental exam, not a physical exam, that lead to them to a gastroenterologist for further testing. 

Enamel Problems And Celiac Disease

Signs of celiac disease that dentists can detect in the mouth include discoloration of teeth and permanent dentition. Your teeth may have spots on them. These can range in color from white, yellow, or brown. A dentist may also notice poor enamel formation, which can range from pitting and banding of your teeth to translucent-looking or mottled teeth. Imperfections are usually symmetrical and are common on the molars and incisors. 

Other Oral Problems And Celiac Disease

While enamel defects are the most visible and a good indication of celiac disease, other oral problems are often good indicators as well.

  • Recurrent canker sores in the mouth can also be an indication of celiac disease. These sores are harmless, but painful. If you have chronic outbreaks, you should see our doctor or dentist. 
  • Dry mouth syndrome, also known as Sjogren's syndrome, is linked to celiac disease. This condition not only causes your mouth to be dry, but can also lead to trouble swallowing and changes in taste. 
  • Atrophic glossitis is a condition that causes the tongue to be smooth, red, and shiny. The tongue also feels sore and sensitive, which can make it difficult to eat. 

What Celiac Patients Can Do

The enamel problems that occur due to celiac disease are permanent, so you cannot correct them by eating a gluten-free diet. In most cases, celiac patients must rely on cosmetic dental treatments, like veneers and bonding, to create a more appealing smile. 

While tooth defects are not reversible, some conditions are, like atropic glossitis. Once the patient is on strict gluten-free diet, the tongue can improve in appearance and discomfort.  

If your dentist discovers any of these dental problems during a routine oral exam, he or she will recommend you see a gastroenterologist for further testing. Once you've been diagnosed, you, your dentist, and your doctor can help you improve your oral health through diet and necessary dental treatments. To learn more, contact a company like Aberdeen Dental Arts.

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22 December 2014