Dr. Johnson is a specialist trained in Ectodermal Dysplasias Treatment
Ectodermal Dysplasias are a group of 150 inherited genetic disorders that impair the development of the organs of the skin, i.e. hair, nails, sweat glands and teeth.
Oral characteristics may include missing primary and/or adult teeth; malformed teeth; abnormal and/or unpredictable tooth eruption; an abnormal tooth-loss sequence; widely spaced teeth; cavity prone teeth; undeveloped boney ridges in the gum area as well as abnormal tooth growth patterns.
Due to growth and tooth eruption abnormalities, it is recommended that dental treatment begin when an Ectodermal Dysplasia in the oral area is first diagnosed. Dental treatment, including tooth replacement can usually begin at approximately three years of age.
IMPORTANT NOTE TO PARENTS:
The dental treatment for a young Ectodermal Dysplasias patient often requires several stages of treatment due to the growing and changing patient; the unusual growth patterns and/or missing boney ridges in the gum area and dental structures. This treatment is best handled by a team of trained experts who specialize in determining the proper dental treatment sequence for patients with Ectodermal Dysplasias.
Our team of experts includes the following:
- Prosthodontist – replacement and restoration of teeth
- Orthodontist – growth and tooth positioning issues
- Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon – dental surgery and implant placement
- Patient Treatment Coordinator – Organize all appointments and administrative needs throughout the dental treatment
The San Diego Ectodermal Dysplasia Dental Center (SDEDDC), in affiliation with the National Foundation of Ectodermal Dysplasias, is a facility that specifically offers this type of specializeddental expertise for the Ectodermal Dysplasias patient from early childhood throughout adulthood.
For more information about the SanDiego Ectodermal Dysplasia Dental Center, or to schedule a consultation, please contact our office.
The San Diego Ectodermal Dysplasia Dental Center is conveniently located in the Grossmont Medical Center on the ground level floor of building #1. Free patient parking is available with easy access to the freeway.