Bad oral health often occurs with as well as affects the following conditions:
- cardiovascular health
- neurological ability
- Type I and Type II diabetes (if not well-managed)
Obviously, paying attention to your oral health and undergoing a regular professional teeth cleaning is important for everyone.
But what if oral exams and tooth cleanings cause you to suffer a fibro flare? Yes, as much as it pains us, there is such a thing as a fibro dental flare.
To help prevent this, be upfront with your dentist about having fibromyalgia. Your dentist can recommend pre-exam medication to help prevent these flares, including antibiotics that help curb the release of bacteria from the mouth into the bloodstream, a normal occurrence when undergoing a cleaning.
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