Crohn's Disease / Ulcerative Colitis Community
teeth
About This Community:

This forum is an un-mediated, patient-to-patient forum for questions and support regarding Crohn’s Disease and Ulcerative Colitis issues such as: Abdominal Pain, Arthritis, Bleeding (Rectal), Blockage (Intestinal), Delayed Development (Children), Diagnosis, Diarrhea, Fissures, Gall Stones, Growth - Stunted (Children), Kidney Stones, Living With and Managing Crohn’s, Malnutrition, Medications – Drugs, Nutrition, Pregnancy, Protein Deficiency, Research, Skin Problems, Stress, Surgery, Symptoms, Tests, Treatments, Ulcerations – Sores, Weight Loss

Font Size:
A
A
A
Background:
Blank
Blank
Blank
Blank Blank

teeth

Hi, my brother has Crohn's Disease and he just found out that all his teeth are rotting (he is only 29). Is this a symptom of Crohn's?
Thanks.
Related Discussions
Avatar_f_tn
I have had Crohn's for over 15 years and was treated primarily by asulfadine and prednisone during the first ten years. 2 years ago I had to have all me teeth removed and replaced with a full set of dentures. It cost me over $10,000 and although my dentist was sure the problem was caused by long term steroid use, I could not get my medical insurance to pay for the dental work. I have also tested-2 on a bone density test, meaning at age 48, I have the bones of an 80 yr old. Steroids leech bone and calcium from your body. This includes teeth and bones. Let your brother know that full dentures cannot be used to eat, only cosmetically. They are not permanently attached to your gums and so can produce no viable chewing action, so I eat my meals at home, with my teeth out. If I have to go to a public place, I glue them in with fixodent and stick with soups.
Good Luck.
Mary
Blank
Post a Comment
To
Blank
Weight Tracker
Weight Tracker
Start Tracking Now
Crohn's Disease / Ulcerative Colitis Community Resources
RSS Expert Activity
469720_tn?1388149949
Blank
Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm-treatable... Blank
Oct 04 by Lee Kirksey, MDBlank
242532_tn?1269553979
Blank
The 3 Essentials to Ending Emotiona...
Sep 18 by Roger Gould, M.D.Blank
242532_tn?1269553979
Blank
Control Emotional Eating with this ...
Sep 04 by Roger Gould, M.D.Blank
Top Digestive Answerers
1340994_tn?1374197577
Blank
Caryopteris
Raleigh, NC
1974283_tn?1328326848
Blank
Megadodger
Edmonton
Avatar_m_tn
Blank
me_just34
463897_tn?1342704822
Blank
MH Community Mgr