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JessL

loose tooth - trigger?!

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EDIT:  Sorry, search wasn't working for me earlier. I've managed to find other posts explaining a little bit more.

 

I was reading year old posts on here tonight and came across one that mentioned a loose tooth as a trigger.  Now I have questioned this in the past with a dr and was met with a no, that cannot trigger, but this is the second loose tooth with a flare close behind.  Has anyone else experienced this?  Please explain 😨

 

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A loose tooth and also dental work can be triggers; anything that activates the immune system can be a trigger. My son (17) was treated with IVIG five years ago and was a different kid after that (no more anxiety, obsessive thoughts, suicidal thoughts, anorexia).  But I have noticed that when he is about to get sick (i.e., when his immune system is first activated) he will get some symptoms.

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The way it's been explained to me is that we have bacteria in our mouths at all times.  When a tooth is loose/falls out/or is cutting through the bacteria can get into the bloodstream thus causing the immune system to "overreact" and mount a defense.  Some people have their kids take Motrin and/or antibiotics a day or two before a dental appointment, the day of, and a few days after.  My son definitely had a flare up when he lost a couple of teeth and then almost immediately the adult teeth came through--it was intense.  But the good news is that it doesn't always happen!  This last winter he lost three teeth almost in a row and had them come in with no issues.

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Thanks!  I hate to overthink and believe everything is a trigger but I was so sure that the timing wasn't a coincidence, for the second time in a row.   We don't have much support in my country so this I have to find out about it all online.  I should really have my own abx fridge at home at this rate :(

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There is a product called BlisK12 from the company NOW that is an oral probiotic.  Just a thought..... It is very helpful for kids with strep; and might help with oral bacteria.

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