Yes i recieved your reply and i was working on your problem and it was very important for me to know your systemic history, Also details of any medical problems
which you might be having as this all effects dental
health too,along with your the genaral health.
First of all i am sorry to here about your condition,you are correct as there is association of the bone diminshing with some of the autoimmune diseases,Firstly i thought about raynauds but as you told about association of other autoimmune diseases,Secondary raynauds does have number of associations with various connective tissue disorders such as scleroderma(systemic sclerosis),lupus,degenrative arthiritis/osteoarthiritis,also with eating disorders,obstructive disorders or some drugs.In cases of limited scleroderma,Raynauds may precede scleroderma by several years which is due to vasoconstriction of the small arteries of exposed peripheries i.e hands and feet in cold weather and the scleroderma may be limited to only to fingers and is known as sclerodactyly.This limited form of scleroderma is milder and has slow onset,rate of progression and is often reffered to as CREST syndrome of which Raynauds is also one feature.Scleroderma does have various oral manifestations as well,a wide range of oral sequelae-including microstomia,xerostomia,and mandibular bone resorption are present that can complicate oral and general health.
I am surprised about your surgeon not taking this condition into the account before the procedure,Yes he would have definately noticed the bone loss if he has done investigations such as OPG and xrays,and also it was very important for him to assess your systemic condition and inform you about the related consequences.
You can definately contact your local/state association for help and i am sure they will help in solving your matter and getting it down to the lane where you can work on your bone loss and teeth without much spending much!http://www.ada.org/ada/organizations/orgdetail.asp?OrganizationID=376
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