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jmd3

Any Dentist's Out There? Or Anyone That Might Know!

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Just wondering if anyone has any information about the cement that dentist's use in their practices? I had a cap cemented onto a post, inside a broken off tooth yesterday, and I am suffering severely today. I know that it was not food, only fruits, vegetables, and meat/fish yesterday...and the last 5 days, and everything was made at home by me in a gluten-free home.

I specifically asked them to find out before I went if it had gluten in it, but when I got there know one said anything.... 2 different cements were used, along with novocain, but I think the novocain was okay. I got the novocan at 3:00 - it did not wear off until after 6 at night.

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If it's the same stuff that orthodonists use to secure the wires behind your teeth (post braces) then it's gluten-free.

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Did they use a topical to numb the area before injection of the novacaine? This is often the culprit. You should double check on the glue though and also call your dentist today and tell him you have gotten glutened there. Many dentists are clueless and do not think there is a need to check products. They often assume they are all safe, they are not. It makes me so angry that in other countries dentists are often the first to notice problems because of the effects on the enamel and the first to refer children for testing. In the US they know nothing about it at all and just traumatize us further by yelling at us for not taking care of our teeth as they crumble out of our heads.

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Did they use a topical to numb the area before injection of the novacaine? This is often the culprit. You should double check on the glue though and also call your dentist today and tell him you have gotten glutened there. Many dentists are clueless and do not think there is a need to check products. They often assume they are all safe, they are not. It makes me so angry that in other countries dentists are often the first to notice problems because of the effects on the enamel and the first to refer children for testing. In the US they know nothing about it at all and just traumatize us further by yelling at us for not taking care of our teeth as they crumble out of our heads.

Yes, they used a topical to numbing gel too....I know the dentist scraped the extra dried glue away, and I did rinse, but I am sure I swallowed some of that also. I was so ill yesterday, had every symptom, and painful D, today the symptoms I have remaining are super gas in my belly, and abit of fatigue, dizziness, and extreme back pain. I will call tomorrow and tell them how seriously ill I got after being there.

I definately asked before I went to the dentist to check on what they were going to use to be sure there was no gluten in it...but I guess they did not take me seriously.

I explained to the dentist....of which I do like, and only been going to him for about 2 years.... that most dentists recognize the dental enamal effects caused by celiac sprue. He said he never heard of this disease before, but would keep his eyes open for the next patient. This should be something learned in dental school - it has to do with tooth enamal for heaven sakes!

Thanks for the advice.

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Hello,

Don't know if this is too late for you, but I have a listing of the gluten status of many common in-office and over-the-counter dental products on my website. Please feel free to print it out and bring to the dentist or refer them to the website. I can't post it here, but it is on my profile page.

Please let me know if you have any questions.

Julie

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Hello,

Don't know if this is too late for you, but I have a listing of the gluten status of many common in-office and over-the-counter dental products on my website. Please feel free to print it out and bring to the dentist or refer them to the website. I can't post it here, but it is on my profile page.

Please let me know if you have any questions.

Julie

Hello, and thanks! It is never to late, the info will surely be able to help! I am sure I will be going back to the dentist office again. :D

Thanks again!

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