Dental Care – Your Questions Answered

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In this leaflet we help address common questions about maintaining dental hygiene while ill with M.E. We also consider how to best manage mouth ulcers, anaesthetic sensitivity, and the role of antibiotics in dental practice.

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In this leaflet we help address common questions about maintaining dental hygiene while ill with M.E. We also consider how to best manage mouth ulcers, anaesthetic sensitivity, and the role of antibiotics in dental practice.

  • What is the best way to look after my teeth?
  • When and how should I clean my teeth?
  • What kind of toothpaste should I use?
  • Sometimes I feel too ill to get out of bed. What can I do to clean my teeth?
  • I thought mouthwashes were used to freshen breath. How can they help my teeth?
  • What else should I think about to help care for my teeth?
  • I suffer from severe M.E. and I am mainly bedbound. This means that I cannot visit the dentist. Would the dentist visit me?
  • I suffer a lot with mouth ulcers. What can I do?

Dental Anaesthetics
“The purpose of anaesthetics is to allow your dentist to make your dental treatment as comfortable as possible. He will select the most appropriate anaesthetic and mode of application taking into account the procedure being carried out and your own medical history.

“Our experience is that, it is not uncommon for people with M.E. to be particularly sensitive to local and general anaesthetic drugs. Your dentist will take a thorough medical history before providing you with any treatment at which time you must tell him if this applies to you…”

The ME Association telephone helpline – ME Connect – is available every day of the year, during the hours of 10am-12noon, 2pm-4pm and 7pm-9pm. Please phone: 0344 576 5326 if you have any questions or would simply like to talk to someone who is there to listen.

Please note this is a download. You can read it on-screen and save to your computer, phone or other device and can attach it to any email you might need to send. But you will need access to a printer if you wish it printed.

ME CONNECT HELPLINE

0344 576 5326

Available every day of the week between these times: 10am - 12noon, 2pm - 4pm and 7pm - 9pm.

Calls cost the same as other standard landline numbers (starting 01 or 02). If you have a call package for your landline or mobile phone then calls will normally come out of your inclusive minutes.