Does anyone know if autoimmune issues can be related to dental bone loss, or the IVIG treatments causing these or other dental problems?
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@lmcfm1 Here is a link to an informational article from Mayo Clinic about periodontitis, and it discusses the issue and possible causes. https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/periodontitis/symptoms-causes/syc-20354473
As you can see, there are several factors that can affect bone and tooth issues. Have you spoken to your dentist or specialist about your concerns?
@lmcfm1 – Hi and welcome to Connect!
I have experience with dental bone loss and autoimmune disease. I’m fine now, but a few years ago I had a gastrointestinal autoimmune disease plus a Sjogren’s like illness. Tested negative, but I had very dry mouth and eyes. I ended up having almost see through front teeth, due to lack of saliva I think. I ended up with capped teeth.
Also, if you take a lot of steroids over time there will be bone loss.
I am fine now after treatment with immunosuppressive drugs. No more mouth dryness, just the opposite!
May I ask what you are treated for?
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I have an auto-immune antibody related to neuropathy (TS-HDS), Reynauds, Celiac and Thyroid related issues.
I do have Hashimoto's thyroiditis plus rheumatoid arthritis.
I have Hashimoto's Thyroiditis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, and secondary Sjogrens Syndrome (dry eyes & dry mouth).
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