This Woman Claims Her Contraceptive Coil 'Ruined Her Teeth'
A woman has claimed that her contraceptive coil ruined her pearly white teeth, leaving her instead with a 'rotting set' and 'sagging gums'.
Doctors linked Ella Jansen's coil to issues with her teeth, and she has since had her mirene coil removed. But she says that hasn't stopped her teeth from getting even 'worse'.
Ella, 29, has now been diagnosed with gum disease, and has even been told that she might lose nearly all of her teeth when she reaches her thirties.
She first noticed problems with her teeth when she got the coil in 2013, claiming that her gums started to swell and gaps formed between them.
Her dentist diagnosed her with gingivitis, which came as a shock to Ella as she says she had an excellent diet and always kept her teeth in check.
The 29-year-old has since claimed that she was told by her dentist that it was caused by a hormonal imbalance from the mirena coil.
Despite these problems, she also claims that nurses 'refused to remove it', and she also experienced leg pain.
Ella, who hails from from Solihull in the West Midlands, said: "My left leg would just give way and later on I found out that that can happen when the coil is fitted incorrectly.
"I was dealing with so many side-effects, but I just couldn't get my nurse to take it out - she said she was worried I would get pregnant.
"My teeth eventually got worse and it became full blown periodontal disease - which is gum disease.
"It's incredibly painful - my gums are constantly swollen and bright red, and they bleed often - my teeth are now wonky and sometimes overlap."
Ella had hopes of being a model, but she's now 'embarrassed' by her teeth, and says that the coil has 'ruined her life'.
She added: "It's absolutely ruined my life - I was getting into modelling before I got the coil and I had a few photoshoots.
"It all seemed to be going so well, but now I can't even smile properly - I don't want people to see my teeth because they look so bad.
"I struggled to get the coil taken out, but it was finally removed in 2015 and my symptoms started to balance out again, but my teeth just got worse and worse.
"The dentist said that I'll have lost 11 of my teeth by the time I'm 35 - when he said that I won't lie, I did cry for days.
"My mouth has changed the way that my face has structured - my top lip my cupid's bow was straight but now it's crooked because my teeth are pushing it up."
Ella says that she wasn't aware that this could even happen when she first got the coil, but is now hoping to undergo a gum disease treatment called BOST, which costs around £5,000 a pop.
"It's not even just that my teeth look so bad now, it's all the health problems that have come along with it," she added.
"I'm at risk of a heart attacks, strokes and high blood pressure and I'm in a lot of pain it's not just my mouth, it's my abdomen and in my leg too."
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