AnonymousMay 31, 1997 at 5:04 pmPost count: 93172
My doctor told me that Grave can cause calcium deficiency, which can mess up your teeth. He recommends calcium supplements.AnonymousMay 31, 1997 at 6:53 pmPost count: 93172
We did have a discussion on this topic awhile back. Personally, I think that the RAI is the culprit, although synthroid does affect bone density, and it’s possible that this also plays a part. My teeth are well taken care of, and I’ve had no real problems before RAI or after the unfortunate time just after RAI when I became very sick. I got spontaneous hairline fractures in my ankles and periodontal disease all at the same time. I doubt that this was a coincidence.
Now, this isn’t going to happen to everyone — in fact, I doubt that it happens very often at all. However, back to Gwen’s earlier post entitled, “PTU/RAI”: I’m surprised no one took the bait and discussed this. If I could have stuck with PTU and wasn’t at risk for stroke, I would have much preferred it, even without the hindsight of experience.AnonymousMay 31, 1997 at 8:51 pmPost count: 93172
I know there was discussion as to what to avoid at the dentist,but I forget. I’m on synthroid and had RAI a year ago.My teeth just started to go crazy. I lost two fillings and I have sensitivity under a cap(yuk)But I think all my teeth feel funny. Can your teeth go bad from Graves? Or from RAI? Or what??? I have no dental plan so I’m avoiding doing anything. Hope you’re all in good spirits today.I’m feeling a little NUTS!!! Take care….GwenAnonymousMay 31, 1997 at 10:28 pmPost count: 93172
Hi everyone. I’m a practicing dentist with 17 years experience. I also
happen to have Graves Disease. I’ve had RAI, severe problems with my
eyes, and I’m now on synthroid. This has just occured within the last
2 years.There is no connection between loss of calcium and dental disease.
If you have a loss of bone density you’re probably more
susceptible to periodontal disease( gum disease). However, if you take
proper care of your teeth, brushing, daily flossing, and routine
cleanings at your dentist you will be just fine. Periodontal disease is
caused by bacteria in your mouth. If you remove the bacteria from the teeth
and the surrounding spaces no matter how porous your bone is you shouldn’t
have a problem. Believe me, I know from personal experience how
extensive the problems caused by Graves are. They seem to affect almost
everything, but I can say with certainty that teeth are the one part of
your body that is the same.
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