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Old 04-25-2004, 05:53 PM
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Default PWS and Periodontal work

Hello, my name is John, and this is my first post here.

Let me start by saying "Thanks" to everyone involved in this community. I just started researching PWS's recently and have discovered a wealth of knowledge in these forums.

I'm 34 years old, and have a PWS covering the right half of my face from the hairline down to and covering my upper lip. Like many others here, at the time of my birth there weren't many treatments available, and the PWS was left untouched. I had, and continue to have, the same experiences that seem to be the norm for anyone with a PWS.

I've tried different lasers throughout the years, I gave up on having the treatments in my mid twenties, figuring that it's a part of me, it's mine. If people have issues with it, I'm sure they'll have bigger issues with me, once they know me.

But I digress... I'm here to ask about Periodontal work.

Recently I have started to have some major dental work done. I have a rather acute case of Ginigivitis, which I will attribute to my 18 years of being a smoker. I'm quitting....but that's a different website ;D

My dentist referred me to a periodontist. The Doctor is concerned about the vascular layout of my gums. He noticed that there are major differences in my gums on the side of my mouth that the PWS resides on.

He's suggesting that I get an angiogram done so they can see the layout, because otherwise I run the risk of him doing work that could be potentially harmful. (E.G. working on my gums and hitting a heavy 'pool' of blood vessels, which could cause severe bleeding.

Has anyone else here had gingivitis with relation to a PWS?

I look forward to any questions, answers, and comments that you may have....


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