Dental, oral and voice problems

Various types of Ehlers-Danlos syndromes can affect the teeth, gums and other oral structures. Hypermobility of the temporomandibular (jaw) joint can result in dislocations, facial and head pain.

Oral and dental implications of the Ehlers-Danlos syndromes

Author
Stephen Porter, Director and Professor of Oral Medicine, UCL Eastman Dental Institute, London

Summary

Some of the dental and facial features of different types of EDS, with recommendations for dental care.

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Speech, language, voice and swallowing in the Ehlers-Danlos syndromes

Author
Angela Hunter, Speech and Language Therapist (retired) and trustee, EDS UK

Summary

Some of the swallowing and voice problems that could affect people with EDS explained, with practical self-help measures.

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Video: Swallowing and voice

Presenter
Angela Hunter, Speech and Language Therapist (retired) and Trustee, EDS UK

Summary

How EDS can affect swallowing and the voice, and recommended self-help measures.

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Video: A patient’s perspective on Chiari, CCI and TMJ

Presenter
Sarah Fatherley

Summary

Sarah gives an insight into her life as a patient and activist.

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Video: The jaw and headaches in EDS

Presenter
Dr John Mitakides, Founder of The TMJ Treatment Center, Beavercreek, Ohio, USA

Summary

Temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorders and referral headaches in EDS.

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Webinar: Temporomandibular joint and cervico-cranial instability in the EDS patient

Presenter
Dr John Mitakides, Founder of The TMJ Treatment Center, Beavercreek, Ohio, USA

Summary

Lara Bloom, former COO of EDS UK, interviews Dr Mitakides about TMJ disorders and CCI in EDS.

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Video: It’s often not so easy to swallow

Presenter
Angela Hunter, Speech and Language Therapist (retired) and Trustee, EDS UK

Summary

A look at some of the speech, language, voice and swallowing problems that may occur alongside EDS. Includes discussion of temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorders.

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