Dental Work With Ehlers Danlos Syndrome

Dental Work With Ehlers Danlos Syndrome

One of the key diagnostic features of Ehlers Danlos Syndrome is that analgesia (that’s painkillers in plain English) and anaesthetics – especially local ones don’t work properly. The two main areas that people with EDS tend to discover this rather unpleasant (understatement) aspect of the syndrome are dental work and childbirth. In childbirth, epidural anaesthesia may or may not work – or only work in some areas and spinal blocks may be ineffective as well. Having had both, I can wholeheartedly support these statements – epidurals failed with the Sealion Keeper’s induction and the spinal block failed with the Cheetah Keeper – resulting in me having a C-Section under General Anaesthetic. Post operative pain relief is equally ineffective and difficult to manage. Dental work with Ehlers Danlos Syndrome is also an unpleasant (again, understatement) experience – for several reasons…

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