Are there dental problems that go along with this connective tissue disorder?
There are numerous dental problems that may occur; cross-bite, narrow palate,
cysts, peg, discolored teeth, jaw pain and clicking, periodontal, and
many need braces (i.e orthodontics). There was a study on the
prevalence of oral problems reported among a large group of adults with
Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome (EDS). In the EDS group those who had daily pain
in the masticatory muscles. There was a suggesting that a decline in
psychological well-being was also more common in the EDS group. It is
important that dental practitioners should be aware of the oral
problems associated with EDS and the impact the disease has on quality
of life.(Hagberg C .et.al "Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome (EDS) focusing on
oral symptoms: a questionnaire study" Orthod Craniofac Res. 2004
Ehlers-Danlos syndrome (EDS) designates a heterogeneous group of
connective tissue disorders characterized by skin elasticity, tissue
fragility, and chronic joint pain. Dental findings have been reported
with some types of EDS. This case report describes the periodontal
findings in a patient with a previously undiagnosed EDS type VIII.
Periodontal involvement may lead to the diagnosis of an underlying
systemic condition. Identification of suspected etiological factors of
periodontal disease may prove critical for the general well-being of
some patients.(Perez LA et.al "Treatment of periodontal disease in a
patient with Ehlers-Danlos syndrome. A case report and literature
review"J Periodontol. 2002 May;73(5):564-70.