tmj, sensitive teeth and cfs sufferers

Discussion in 'Fibromyalgia Main Forum' started by young_gran44, Oct 24, 2005.

  1. young_gran44

    young_gran44 New Member

    has anyone else noticed if there was a significant change in the sensitivity of your teeth with the onset of cfs? also, what about tmj??
  2. LISALOO

    LISALOO New Member

    I started having TMJ problems probably two months after I started having problems with CFS.

    My teeth are more sensitive, especially new fillings. Those will be sensitive for months.
  3. jbennett2

    jbennett2 New Member

    I have very sensitive teeth mostly in the winter. I always blame it on my sinuses and the cold. Although, now that you mention it, it has gotten worse since my dx
  4. bossco

    bossco New Member

    my tmj onset came about 5 years into my cfs. It hasn't left since...I wear a night mouth guard after loosing a tooth to my grinding and clenching.
  5. kbak

    kbak Member

    Mine are sensitive enough that I don't want to go to the dentist. I can't stand to have my teeth messed with, or my mouth for that matter.
  6. Dreamous123

    Dreamous123 Member

    Ipsab has brought thousands of people with sensitive teeth and or gums relief. The main ingredient is prickly ash bark. I recommend mixing 1:1 baking soda and sea salt unheated salt best one like called brand name Real salt.

    They started heating salt to 1,200 degrees since the turn of the century and this changes its structure. It's still sodium chloride,but salt became our enemy as it lost a lot of its healing properties. Causes us to retain too much fluid,etc. Long discussion.
    Use a soft tooth brush and gently brush teeth. I use the only unfiltered unprocessed low heat oil in the world. Took me years to find one. I add this oil on my brush does wonders. Oil today is rancid ,filtered and over heated like our salt its one processed unlike my oil.
  7. jkennedy

    jkennedy Member

    The toothpaste that has helped my sensitive teeth is called Squiggle Tooth Builder Sensitive Toothpaste. One place you can buy it is on Amazon. It uses a large concentration of xylitol instead of fluoride.

    Another thing that helped is when I stopped drinking white wine and switched to red. Red wine is less acidic to the teeth.
  8. Texas2013

    Texas2013 Member

    Yes, tooth, gum and jaw pain were a big problem I had a number of years back. Without going into all the details, it got that bad that I even had the dentist pull out some molars. That did not stop all the pain but it did ease it somewhat. I went to dental specialists and the end result was that the pain in these areas stemmed from my Fibromyalgia/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. This all last a good year or so from memory with varying degrees of pain, some times through the roof.
    Just wanted to put this on the board in case someone else has this same problem. However not every jaw or tooth pain is because of Fibro or CFS so each would have to be checked for other things to rule them out.
  9. Mikie

    Mikie Moderator

    Clenching and grinding teeth can cause this. Those of us with these conditions often have very tense muscles, including the jaw. I took Klonopin to help me sleep and it helped to reduce the stress in my jaw. Klonopin was a miracle drug but I eventually weaned off of it as I got better. Klonopin causes physical dependence and there are withdrawal symptoms so weaning off takes time. It is not especially psychologically addictive and many docs do not know the difference. Of course, one can become addicted to most anything. Physical dependence is just something to be aware of.

    Love, Mikie
  10. Texas2013

    Texas2013 Member

    Yes you are right Mikie, I was v
    Checked out by the specialist to see if I was grinding but he found no evidence of this for me. It was more refured pain that was causing my gum, jaw and tooth pain. Still, we have to cover all bases hey, thanks for your imput!
  11. Silvermist80

    Silvermist80 Member

    I had TMJ long before my fibro dx. I do definitely have sensitive teeth. I don't want to go to the dentist either. Has anyone though had problems with their gums receding?