Patients and providers can benefit from this celiac disease overview for dentists.
Celiac disease often goes undetected, especially when gastrointestinal symptoms are not apparent. But did you know that your teeth and gums can show signs of celiac disease?
The Journal of the Canadian Dental Association just released a guide explaining the different dental conditions that suggest the presence of celiac disease. “Oral Manifestations of Celiac Disease: A Clinical Guide for Dentists” is designed for those in the profession, but patients and other healthcare providers can also learn valuable information by reading this guide.
The article includes several pictures and easy-to-read charts outlining the classic features and potential causes of various dental defects. Accompanying text explains the prevalence of these dental issues in those with celiac disease. Basic celiac disease information, including symptoms, testing options and treatment protocol, is also addressed.
Download the guide at this link: http://www.jcda.ca/uploads/b39/b39.pdf