Celiac.com Sponsor (A1):


Join eNewsletter


Celiac.com Sponsor (A1-m):



Join eNewsletter

Archived

This topic is now archived and is closed to further replies.

chasbari

Receding Gums?

Recommended Posts

Just thinking out loud here and have not done any further inquiry as of yet.

I got to thinking and wondering, would the same mechanism that causes villus blunting and atrophy also be responsible for the same response of the oral mucosa/epithelium? It seem that it would make sense since it is the gateway to the digestive system that there might possibly be a link to gingivitis/gum disease and celiac if this were the case. Does anyone know if there is inquiry in this direction. I keep thinking about all the dental issues that could have been earlier clues for effective celiac diagnosis had my dentist been aware of this as a possible issue in the first place.

CS

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Celiac.com Sponsor (A8):

Celiac.com Sponsor (A8):


I've had bone loss and receding gums for past 10 years or more...haven't done any research, but my bone loss came to mind upon celiac dx.


-Lisa

Undiagnosed Celiac Disease ~ 43 years

3/26/09 gluten-free - dignosed celiac - blood 3/3/09, biopsy 3/26/09, double DQ2 / single DQ8 positive

10/25/13 - MCAD

Health history since celiac diagnosis became too long -- moved to the "about me" section of my profile

My children and I all have multiple copies of the genes for Celiac Disease, along with large variety of symptoms/resolution gluten-free

Current tally from me, three kids and two grands: 4 diagnosed with Celiac Disease, 2 NCGS

Get PROPERLY tested BEFORE REMOVING GLUTEN.

ALWAYS independently research health related information found on internet forums/blogs.

"LTES" a Gem :)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Don't know about your question, but I do know that antacids will cause receding gums. They are commonly used with bloating issues associated with Celiac.


Lisa

Gluten Free - August 15, 2004

"Not all who wander are lost" - JRR Tolkien

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

My gums were quite inflammed before diagnosis and I did have quite a bit of recession. I do think they might be linked as since I went gluten free my gums have been doing very well although the recession of course has not gotten better it hasn't gotten any worse. Since celiac in full force can cause full body inflammation I wouldn't be surprised if it contributed. In addition since gluten crosses the mucosal membranes when we eat gluten our oral tissues are the first place where it enters the bloodstream it is IMHO quite likely it would effect our gums.


Courage does not always roar, sometimes courage is the quiet voice at the end of the day saying

"I will try again tommorrow" (Mary Anne Radmacher)

Diagnosed by Allergist with elimination diet and diagnosis confirmed by GI in 2002

Misdiagnoses for 15 years were IBS-D, ataxia, migraines, anxiety, depression, fibromyalgia, parathesias, arthritis, livedo reticularis, hairloss, premature menopause, osteoporosis, kidney damage, diverticulosis, prediabetes and ulcers, dermatitis herpeformis

All bold resoved or went into remission in time with proper diagnosis of Celiac November 2002

 Gene Test Aug 2007

HLA-DQB1 Molecular analysis, Allele 1 0303

HLA-DQB1 Molecular analysis, Allele 2 0303

Serologic equivalent: HLA-DQ 3,3 (Subtype 9,9)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Interesting thought. My gums use to pull back anytime I ate pizza. I always blamed it on the tomatoes and that pizza is best eaten hot (or cold for breakfast). Now that I am gluten free I don't have this problem but still am eating hot pizza and tomatoes.


1960s-had symptoms-could have been before but don't remember

1970s-told had colitis or nervous stomach-was given phenobarbital, felt great but still had symptoms

Me, dd and ds diagnosed with Lactose Intolerance

2000-osteopenia

2001-had stroke because of medications I was given

June 2003-saw Chiropractor who specialized in nutrition: Celiac Disease not Lactose Intolerance, went gluten free with once in awhile cheating, off soy and dairy for about 6 months

June 2003-found excellent doctor for fibromyalgia (who has found out she has Celiac Disease)

May 2006-went gluten free with NO cheating-excellent! Made all the difference in the world

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

It's an interesting theory, my gums started receeding in my 20's (celiac disease for 47 years) what's maybe even more so is that for me is that the first reaction i get to gluten is my tongue, it starts to feel swollen and comes up with red itchy blotches and circles, and thats when i put it in my mouth it's almost instantaneous for me and thats when I know for sure that I've been glutened.... I used to have a lot of mouth ulcers when i was a child/teenager and i know that's been the topic of studies recently...


Believe nothing, no matter where you read it, or who said it, not even if i said it, unless it agrees with your own reason and your own common sense....... Buddha

Minds are like parachutes, they only function when open..... Thomas Dewar

If you want to be someone ... be yourself...

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites