Avatar universal

Why would someone with scleroderma be told to have multiple teeth pulled??

My SIL had scleroderma which she manages very well.  On her recent dentist visit, the dentist took xrays and told her she needed 8 teeth pulled, which was quite a shock because she has had NO problems or pain with her teeth at all.  Why would her dentist have told her this as she has no pain or problems?  She is a widow and doesn't really know how to ask questions about the "whys" so I am very concerned.  The first step for her was to visit a specialist who prepared her (with a TWO HOUR appointment of drilling and digging, which has left a hole in her crown for over a month!) to save one tooth so her own dentist could "lengthen" her crown.  What could possibly be going on here?  I am considering taking a drive to question her dentist at her next appointment!
3 Responses
Sort by: Helpful Oldest Newest
Avatar universal
If something isn't broken, don't mess with it!!
Helpful - 1
I think so, too.  She had 8 (I think?) bottom ones pulled and now says she will not do the top ones anytime soon.  She is NOT a happy camper.  Don't think she got a second opinion.  So very sad.
15493140 tn?1689515999
If thats the case she'd be better off getting them all pulled and get dentures IMO.
Helpful - 0
1756321 tn?1547095325
Ask for a copy of the X-rays and get a second opinion.
Helpful - 0
Have an Answer?

You are reading content posted in the Autoimmune Disorders Community

Top Autoimmune Diseases Answerers
1756321 tn?1547095325
Queensland, Australia
Learn About Top Answerers
Didn't find the answer you were looking for?
Ask a question
Popular Resources
A list of national and international resources and hotlines to help connect you to needed health and medical services.
Herpes sores blister, then burst, scab and heal.
Herpes spreads by oral, vaginal and anal sex.
STIs are the most common cause of genital sores.
Condoms are the most effective way to prevent HIV and STDs.
PrEP is used by people with high risk to prevent HIV infection.