I was diagnosed with crohns over 20 years ago. I am 68 years old. I have noticed some gum inflammation and discussed it on my past few dental visits. I get my cleaning and x-rays and everything looks clean and fine and healthy, but I do have a few questionable areas on my gums that are tender and inflamed. My hygienist says I am a mystery. I asked my dentist if this inflammation could be related to my crohns because after all, it is inflammation. I also have blepharitis in my eyes, and my eye dr. Says this is absolutely related. My dentist said he does not think so, but I have read a little bit about
it online and inflammation can be anywhere, or it may be caused by my medication. I hesitate to go see a gum specialist And start racking up bills looking for other causes as I have no dental insurance. Has anyone out there dealt with this?
Post Edited (ragbag) : 10/13/2019 12:19:47 PM (GMT-6)