Aa
A
A
A
Close
Dental Health Forum
This expert forum is not accepting new questions. Please post your question in one of our medical support communities.
Avatar universal

longitudinal melanonychia and fluoride

After I had dental cleaning and fluoride treatment I noticed these brown streaks in five of my fingernails.  My thumb
actually has two of these streaks.  The streaks are from beginning of nail to the free edge.  Anyone else ever see this?    

















2 Responses
540545 tn?1377626518
MEDICAL PROFESSIONAL
So is your concern that your dental cleaning caused this?
Avatar universal
No, not the cleaning but maybe the fluoride treatment?  Just trying to
figure out what I did before the lines showed up.

Family dr. thinks vit d deficiency so he did blood testing.  All cbc good except vit. d at 25.  He put me on 50000 units vit d once a week for 2 months then down to 1000 units a day.  I am at 4 weeks  and lines grow with my nail
but are still from beginning of nail to end of nail.  

Have fibromyalgia (18 years), tmj, endometriosis, chronic fatigue, etc.

Was just curious if you've ever seen this before after fluoride treatment.

Thanks
Didn't find the answer you were looking for?
Ask a question
Popular Resources
If you suffer from frequent headaches, jaw clicking and popping ear pain, you may have TMJ. Top dentist Hamidreza Nassery, DMD, has the best TMJ treatments for you.
A list of national and international resources and hotlines to help connect you to needed health and medical services.
Here’s how your baby’s growing in your body each week.
These common ADD/ADHD myths could already be hurting your child
This article will tell you more about strength training at home, giving you some options that require little to no equipment.
In You Can Prevent a Stroke, Dr. Joshua Yamamoto and Dr. Kristin Thomas help us understand what we can do to prevent a stroke.