Originally Posted by nanart
Can anybody tell me if Pernicious Anemia can cause dental problems such as receeding gums. I know my gums used to bleed before I started B-12 shots but, that has stopped and now my gums are starting to receed. I'm freaking out because I don't have dental insurance only Medicare and of course you can't get help for dental health even though your dental health can affect your general health. I'm 41 and getting panicky thinking I'll lose my teeth!!!!
Hi, yes....people always say you can tell a person's health status by the condition of their teeth....how true that is! I'm 52 and I've noticed that my gums sort of look bony. I used to have alot of meat on my teeth that hid the bony structure of the teeth underneath. Now...you can see the bony structure. Yes, my teeth do bleed when I brush them or when I floss. I use everything.....listerine tooth paste and I floss, and use listerine mouth wash and still my gums are red. I can't get rid of the redness and have tried to no avail.
Don't panic though...just do your best to keep plaque from settling on the teeth and gums. Maybe you need to have a cleaning is all it might be! Good Luck to you! You'll be just fine....no worries!~