Thursday, December 4, 2014
Lehigh Valley Dentists Say Implants, Hygiene Outgun Early Degradation
Four years ago, Ambler native Megan LaRue had a set of healthy, beautiful teeth. Two years later, they began breaking down for some reason. Her doctor’s diagnosis broke the bad news to her: she had a rare autoimmune disease called systemic scleroderma. According to Genetics Home Reference, this condition is characterized by the immune system going bonkers and attacking the body's skin and internal organ tissue. It usually pairs up with other autoimmune diseases—such as Sjogren's syndrome, in LaRue's case.