Now, more anecdotal reports are surfacing that the infection may have an impact on oral health. After being diagnosed with and recovering from COVID-19, people are sharing stories of how their teeth or gums weakened, with some saying that their teeth became discolored, broke or fell out.
It’s too soon to confirm a clear, well-established link between the coronavirus and oral health, and doctors will need much more data to figure out precisely what’s happening. But some health experts suspect that the coronavirus may directly infect the blood vessels and disrupt blood flow to our gums, teeth and tongue, causing pain and decay. https://www.huffingtonpost.ca/entry/covid-19-damage-teeth-mouth_l_5fb1d951c5b6d05e86e85b0a?ncid=engmodushpmg00000004&guccounter=1&guce_referrer=aHR0cHM6Ly90LmNvLw&guce_referrer_sig=AQAAACbgoiu1ceuGxbbKJBcoRjrSOS-M6ZS5XV78QnLheG2b1ti3acvckZfQ-RSQBOZuMBQMKz5-DTOGuwnoBfs422uvKK7gQEgNG8YTCrnV6c5IZoM9vJgslHJeDMGOCSJVPvJNKAxmFvCzbo9k31x_4gmv54OZLxoCSd-d0QvbDwtb
Experts explain what could be happening to coronavirus survivors who have reported oral symptoms such as tooth loss, discoloration and more.