EDS & Oral Health
The Ehlers-Danlos Syndromes (EDS) give rise to a spectrum of features affecting the mouth that may lessen quality of life. Additionally, routine dental care has the potential to be compromised as a consequence of some of the systemic features of the disease. This article provides a review of the oral and dental aspects of EDS.
The oral and facial features of EDS vary with each type of disease. There have been few detailed studies of the orofacial manifestations of the rare and/or recently described types of EDS. In general the greater the laxity of the skin and mucosa the more likely that someone will have orofacial features. Similarly, the haemorrhagic types are more likely than others to give rise to gingival (gum) bleeding. (EDS.ORG)