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Gum/teeth issues in AS kids

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Pootrouble Fri 26-Jun-15 20:52:30

Hi dd is 6 and awaiting assessment for aspergers (mild). She has sensory issues and gerneralised anxiety disorder.

Her baby teeth fell out very early and she has her two big front teeth half way in. Anyway her frenum was attached between her two front teeth and dentist said he may have to snip it off - luckily it's detached naturally on it's own however her upper gums still look a bit wrinkled and mashed up and not quite normal!

I had a good look in her mouth yesterday and to my horror noticed her lower gum has receeded right down in one place which gives the appearance that one of her lower adult teeth is really large and long - when it fact it's just more of the tooth exposed.

We brush her teeth really well so just curious really as to whether gum issues are common in kids with behaviour problems/spectrum disorders.

tacal Sat 27-Jun-15 13:18:54

My ds has autism. He has a tongue tie and difficulty with chewing and swallowing. He has always had difficulty eating from when he was born. As far as I know he doesn't have any gum issue but I need to brush gently as he had a really bad ulcer from brushing too hard. He also gets very upset when baby teeth come out.

PolterGoose Sat 27-Jun-15 15:32:27

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Pootrouble Sat 27-Jun-15 20:34:06

Thanks guys - her sister has adhd and connective tissue type things were briefly investigated with her As she has very very visible veins on her chest and very soft pliable skin but no other issues. Thanks I will look into it with her

Marshmallow09er Sat 27-Jun-15 20:52:38

Gosh that's really interesting - I had no idea that connective tissue conditions were more common with ASC. DS has scleroderma which is a rare autoimmune condition that causes his connective tissue to attack itself. It's on his face which is pretty rubbish. He's hypermobile too. I wonder why it is more prevalent with ASC? I don't expect an answer - more rhetorical!

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