Once upon a time, it was so hard for me to get numb, they would use four times the regular dose of lidocaine. Even with this He-Man sized dose, it would take me twice as long to get numb. Once I was there, it would last well beyond the usual time it would take to wear off for other patients.
People with hypermobility have greater challenges in oral care. We're prone to hypermobile teeth that split and attract gum disease, among other problems. Make sure you're practicing the best oral care possible.
We all want to have a smile as dazzling as our diagnoses (bah-dum-dum), but there are a number of dental issues that are common to people with Hypermobility Spectrum Disorders and the Ehlers-Danlos Syndromes that could make a great smile a short-lived treasure. Problems with collagen spell trouble for our teeth and their home, the jaw.