back teeth and gum pain?????

Discussion in 'Fibromyalgia Main Forum' started by inpain3, Oct 18, 2002.

  1. inpain3

    inpain3 New Member

    my molars were taken out about 4-5 yrs ago and now i could swear i am cutting teeth again!! i hurt so bad i can hardly open my mouth! help!! anyone know what might be causing this? it started on the top 2 days ago, now is goin down the back to the bottom...it is only in the back (so far). is there anyone who can help me figure this one out?? the only good part is i cant chew much so at least i can lose weight..lol

    please help!!

    God bless!
    inpain3
  2. inpain3

    inpain3 New Member

    my molars were taken out about 4-5 yrs ago and now i could swear i am cutting teeth again!! i hurt so bad i can hardly open my mouth! help!! anyone know what might be causing this? it started on the top 2 days ago, now is goin down the back to the bottom...it is only in the back (so far). is there anyone who can help me figure this one out?? the only good part is i cant chew much so at least i can lose weight..lol

    please help!!

    God bless!
    inpain3
  3. lilwren

    lilwren New Member

    it's insane! I know the pain you are going through. All of my teeth hurt!! It does feel like teething doesn't it? I have been trying to figure that one out for years. I just assumed it was nerve pain of some sort. I go to the dentist for a cleaning every six months and don't have any 'obvious' problems. Maybe someone will have some ideas to share with us. Hope so.

    love,

    Sharon L

    [This Message was Edited on 10/18/2002]
  4. dhcpolwnk

    dhcpolwnk New Member

    Are you a jaw clencher? You don't have to be grinding your teeth (bruxism) to be tightening your jaw muscles, and for many people, clenching is a common reaction to stress. Add in fibromyalgia (and clenching unconsciously in response to pain), and it seems logical to me that you could have or be developing pain associated with temporomandibular joint (TMJ) dysfunction. I've had it for years, and fortunately, my dentist is an expert in this area who also happens to have the condition himself (and is an old friend besides). I wear something called an NTI device over my two upper front teeth at night, when I do most of my clenching. It hasn't eliminated the problem, but it has helped. There also are some exercises you can do to stretch your muscles and/or loosen the tightness in your jaw.

    Many people with this condition "click" when they open and close their mouths. Put your pinkie fingers in your ears, open and close your mouth a few times, and listen for the clicks. I guess that's not an absolute marker, but if you hear the clicking, it could be indicative of TMJ problems.

    I've read that TMJ problems are fairly common in people with fibromyalgia. So you might want to check this out. Just be sure to get somebody who really understands it. Some people have had horrible results with surgeries and implants that made them much worse. There is an organization called the TMJ Society, but I know I'm not supposed to give out URLs. Try doing a search in Google. Also, you can search for tmjrelief (run together as one word). That might get you to the web site of my dentist, Dr. Bryan Keropian. (Actually, searching for Bryan's name might get you that site, too.)

    I hope this helps.

    --Laura R.M.
  5. Sunshyne1027

    Sunshyne1027 New Member

    TMJ to me too. But you have to go to a dentist,specialist to find out for sure if it is.

    The trigger point therapy, it does work. My chiropractor showed me how to do that, and it brings relief to my legs.

    Good Luck!
  6. Kim

    Kim New Member

    Mine goes all the way from my back molar down my jaw and seemingly into my ear. I have two impacted wisdom teeth back there which don't help but I haven't been healthy enough for them to be extracted. I got my teeth cleaned yesterday and it aggravated it big time. Another thing that sets it off is when my ears get cold on a walk (any temperature below 65 sets me off).

    KIM
  7. inpain3

    inpain3 New Member

    i have appt with new doc on the 5th so hopefully i can get this resolved, or at least a dx.
    hope new doc is nice, or he/she will see the "pain" part of me very outspoken!! LOL

    God bless!
    inpain3
  8. tes

    tes New Member

    Every so often I get really bad pain in the back part of my mouth and after going to the dentist he told me I had a very tiny cavity which could not be causing me all that discomfort. After months of this crap I finally decided to get the tiny cavity filled(god knows how I did it with all the other pain I had throughout my body) and the pain was really bad still. I also get pain on my jaw just below the lip area. Sometimes it's so painful just to wash my face. It feels like it's totally bruised. I know the jaw area has alot of trigger points so I guess it's just part of this dd.
    Hope I've helped.
    God Bless
    Tes