Is anyone with liver disease also suffering from chronic gum disease?
I have auto immune hepatitis (AIH) and developed gum disease around the same time. I'm sure they must be connected.
My gum disease appears to have advanced, the dentist told me that the bone is starting to disappear on my teeth and it is severe for my age (I am 33). They think my medical condition and meds mean my body isn't fighting the infection.
I have been flossing, using mouth wash and brushing as advised and it isn't making any difference. They have said I am being referred to a specialist for my gum disease.
Has anyone out there got similar issues and if so was anything done to prevent tooth loss?
I am feeling very depressed about this because I get comments all the time about how nice my teeth are. I really don't want to lose them.
I'm convinced there is a connection or that I may have another auto immune disease that is affecting my gums?
If anyone out there has gone through something similar it would be great to get your advice. Thanks