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Dentists Helping With Lyme Disease; A Tick-Borne Disease


Posted on 7/4/2022 by Kian Djawdan DMD
Dentists Helping With Lyme Disease; A Tick-Borne DiseaseLyme disease is an illness that inflames multiple body systems and may manifest in the cardiac, neurological, and articular systems. A tick-borne spirochete bacterium called Borrelia burgdorferi causes Lyme disease.

The spread of Lyme disease


Deer and black-legged ticks carry this bacteria and transfer it to humans through a bite. The ticks require to attach themselves to the host for 24 to 48 hours to transmit the bacteria. Eliminate them as soon as you spot them. You should check areas with good blood supply such as armpits, navel, groin, back of knees, and hairline— they provide optimum conditions for their nutrition.

Signs and symptoms of Lyme disease


Lyme disease occurs in three stages. A bull's eye rash manifests in the early localized stage— approximately 3 to 30 days after the bite. If unattended to, they may grow 30 cm or more in diameter. You may find it difficult to open your mouth and experience temporomandibular joint (TMJ) pains.

Multiple areas with tinier than (early localized stage) ring-shaped bull's eye rashes characterize the early disseminated stage (a few weeks to months later). Musculoskeletal bone and joint pains, neck stiffness, and fatigue, among others, depict the symptoms of this stage.

In the late-persistent stage, arthritis and numerous neurological symptoms, such as brain inflammations, dominate. Our dentist will assist you in figuring out if the symptoms you are experiencing are Lyme-disease related.

Lyme disease and dental health


Lyme disease may cause burning mouth syndrome. It may indicate a neurological exposure of the lower jaw on the nerves receiving and sending signals to your brain. Additionally, temporomandibular disorders (TMD) emerge that cause you facial pain, headaches, and joint popping and clicking. You may experience inflammation of the salivary gland, acidic oral pH, foul breath despite oral hygiene, and teeth sensitivity.

Treatment of Lyme disease


The dentist will prescribe drugs lasting between 14 to 21 days in some cases and 10 to 14 days in others. However, you will need a test first for proper treatment. Please pay a visit to our offices for fast and effective dental services.




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