Face and Teeth Pain

Discussion in 'Fibromyalgia Main Forum' started by TaniaF, Mar 11, 2003.

  1. TaniaF

    TaniaF Member

    I was told I have myofascial pain syndrome in my face and jaw--not true TMJ. There are days when my sinus area hurts and this makes my teeth hurt too. I've been using heat paks and rinsing my mouth with salt water. I also use Nasalcort in the nose. Anyone else have this problem? Any suggestions? I don't know how many times I have gone to the dentist---he's puzzled. All the upper teeth are root canaled and capped. Says my teeth roots are very close to sinus cavity.
    Thanks friends,
    Tania
  2. griswoldgirl

    griswoldgirl New Member

    I find ice packs work better than heat. Advil helps with inflamation which causes most of the pain. I do not get it often but when I do it knocks me out. I also take flexeril on nights before I go to bed when it is bad to relax the facial muscles.

    I feel your pain :(----hope it eases up for you

    cathy
  3. KarenL47520

    KarenL47520 New Member

    Have your dentist to check and see if your teeth are hitting too hard together. Meaning, because of my years of sinus problems, all the pressure, it had caused my teeth to drop down a teeny tiny bit but it was enough to cause them to hit together too hard. Dentist took the drill and shaved off about a whisker width (didn't even require numbing) and that did the trick. Sinus problems can also be pretty wicked in itself and can cause teeth and facial pain. I have bettled the sinus problems all my life.
  4. 2girls

    2girls New Member

    Indeed I have this problem, but jaw specialist says the face & teeth pain are related to TMJ. Yes, my sinus area hurts like heck some days and teeth are very sore everyday. I wear a night splint to keep my jaw aligned but it also relaxes my jaw muscles. I often use heat packs (heated in microwave) and do regular jaw, neck excersises.
    Also have alot of pain in my mouth in general including mouth sores. I actually cracked two back teeth from unconsciously biting down hard at night.
    To temporarily releive sore gums/mouth sores I use Oral-B
    Amosan (oral antiseptic rinse). It seems to help.
    2girls
  5. Debgene56

    Debgene56 New Member

    I have had facial pain and burning pressure in my face and into my head for several years, it keeps getting worse. I have fm and severeve tmj. I am interested in the myofacial thing, what is that supposed to feel like. I have a upper denture, that I keep out alot because of the pain, but I frequently get a sharp tootache pain where I have no teeth. And my mouth hurts a lot too. Can you tell me more about it ? Love, Deb
  6. TaniaF

    TaniaF Member

    Log onto Dr. Devin Starlanyl's fibromyalgia site and she describes myofascial pain syndrome. She also has sheets for your dentist and a sheet on headache and trigger point pain. Very interesting stuff.
    Tania