Relapsing Polychondritis Causes Gum Inflamation

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Relapsing Polychondritis Causes Gum Inflamation

As my Dentist was in the middle of cleaning my teeth, he began to ask me how long it been since your last visit? Followed by, how old are you? Are you feeling o.k.?

I inquisitively replied, six months, too old and why?

The Dentist grinned and said, you need to come every three months, I am your doctor so I can ask your age and you need to take some vitamin C.

He continued to tell me that my gums show inflammation, a sufficient gum bleeding, and my throat was red.

My prompt reply, ugh.

I then went on to remind my Dentist that I have Relapsing Polychondritis.

I convey my red throat, the blood from my tender inflamed gums are symptoms of my autoimmune disease, Relapsing Polychondritis.

My Dentist goes on to pronoun Relapsing Polychondritis with his Columbian flare. He proceeds to tell me how my the condition of my gums has drastically declined, and I need to step up my cleaning to every three months.

I nod in agreement.

My Dentist goes on to tell me with age comes health issues. He proceeds to inform me that the progression of my years has lead to the inflamation of my gums.

I am sure my years have contributed to the condition of my gum. However, less than three months ago my gums were terrific. My dental hygiene was one of my few health issues that I had no concern.

However, I strongly feel Relapsing Polychondritis is the true copert to my inflamed gum inflammation. Relapsing Polychondritis causes gum inflamation. Hours before my dental cleaning my inner ears painfully radiated with burning heat and stabbing shots of pain came in waves.

The waves of inner ear pain caused me to immediately up my steroids. Within a couple of hours the pain, from my ears subsided.

So hours later when my Dentist implied, my mature years have contributed to my inflamed gums I did not agree. I felt Relapsing Polychondritis was the contributing factor that caused my swollen gums.

Relapsing Polychondritis is an autoimmune disease that causes the body to attack and destroy the body’s cartilage. It can affect many parts of the body but the cartilage that is most frequently involved in this disease is that found in the outer ear, the bridge of the nose and the trachea.1

The inflammation in these areas is episodic and leads to redness and pain in the affected areas, and can later lead to loss of cartilage. 

Relapsing Polychondritis often overlaps with other autoimmune ailments. There is not sufficient data about what causes or what triggers Relapsing Polychondritis.

So while my Dentist is convicted my advance age has caused my gums to become inflamed my opinion differs.

Either way, It Is What It Is my gums are inflamed.

Resouces:

  1. http://www.polychondritis.org/what-is-rp/
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