Rare Disease Report

Preventive Dental Care in Patients with Epidermolysis Bullosa

AUGUST 15, 2014

Epidermolysis bullosa is a group of rare skin disorders that manifest as blistering or erosion of the skin.

These patients also tend to have very sensitive oral cavity tissue making simple tasks such as brushing and flossing extremely troublesome. Because of that, it is important for these patients to take extra measures to prevent dental problems from developing in the first place.

In this exclusive interview, Mark Cannon, DDS, professor at the Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University, talks about some of those preventive measures that can be performed to limit dental problems from developing.

For more information about EB and to find a dentist experienced in treating EB patients, visit www.Debra.org

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