Two of my bottom molars bled during brushing today! ;_;
Seriously, I don't know what more I can do. I brush thoroughly with an electric toothbrush, I use those little interdental stick thingies, I floss. The hygienist says my teeth are really clean. They deffo look clean and aren't stained. But they are crooked and overcrowded, and I also have an overbite. I should have worn a brace when younger and had a couple of teeth pulled out, but my parents talked me out of it - I bitterly regret having listened to their crap advice now. I also bitterly regret not having looked after my teeth better when younger.
Nothing I can do about
it now, I know. And I think between the Crohn's and the steroids, I wouldn't have avoided problems with my teeth entirely. But I reckon it needn't have got as bad as it has. If I could afford it, I'd pay whatever it cost - thousands of pounds - to sort out my teeth currently, even if it meant pulling half of them out.
@nssg - Yes, gum recession is my issue as well. My worst tooth is an incisor; they can't do root canals on those, can they? (Okay, I just googled it and it appears they can.) My dentist didn't mention a root canal that I can remember, but my memory is so bad I can't be sure. I'll ask him next time I see him, but that won't be for about
six months now :-/
I've had a couple of root canal treatments on my molars - not fun.
@Jen - Eek, that really sucks. Well, more than sucks, really, it's horrible. Steroids are horrible.
Dx Crohn's in June 2000. (Yay )
Tried: 5-ASAs, azathioprine, 6MP, Remicade, methotrexate, Humira, various diets.
1st surgery 20/2/13 - subtotal colectomy with end ileostomy.
2nd surgery 10/7/15 - ileorectal anastomosis. Stoma reversed and ileum connected to the rectum.
Current status: Officially flaring again. The fun never begins.
Current meds: 6mg Entocort, 50mg 6MP