I have early bridging fibrosis, just short of cirrhosis, so I understand, but I wanted to ask others on the site about issues with teeth. My teeth have been, quite literally, falling apart over the last few years. Chunks just break off. I see my dentist regularly, but I am now left with two holes on either side of my mouth where molars have come away. Is this related to my liver condition? I don't drink at all, never have done.
I think I have read that teeth problems can be an issue if and when the time comes when I need a transplant. My first visit to the hepatology clinic involved being told, "You probably have a liver transplant in your future..."
Losing the teeth is making eating difficult. I hate the idea of dentures, but might have to come around to that. I was thinking of dental implants, but they are, I understand hideously expensive, and might need to be removed if I have to have a liver transplant.
1) Could my teeth problems be liver related?
2) Are dental implants a no-no for a (possible) liver transplant patient
3) What is the connection/problem between dentistry and liver transplant.
Grateful for thoughts and comments.
Thanks and good luck to all.