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Why your dental hygienist might be the first to spot this mysterious disease
It takes the average Sjogren's patient 4 years to get a diagnosis, since the cluster of symptoms fits a number of diseases and there's no specific test to confirm a diagnosis. However, dental damage caused by the characteristic dry mouth is one of the earliest symptoms, so alert hygienists can help patients get on the road to a diagnosis more quickly. Note I spent $30K repairing the damage Sjogren's did to my teeth, and I'm still having problems now that all of my teeth are crowned.
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