... Does anyone else have pain that starts in their TEETH then spreads upwards (downwards) into the gums? My pain is more look severe sensitivity/burning. My dentist just thought I had sensetive teeth because when my pain 1st started, I only got it when I was outside in the winter. Now 8years later it is a dailly thing. I don't always know what may trigger the pain. It can be from exposed to cold air to hot air, if my food is to hot or to cold, or if my drink is to cold. It will also flare up from different textures of the food I eat, then the next time I eat it, it may not bother it at all. I spend my days in constant fear every time I try to eat, drink, or go outside. My pain always starts with tingling in my teeth then progressively gets worse, most times to the point my teeth & gums have so much pain that I won't even open my mouth for 20-40 mins because the pain is so bad. I have not yet been diagnoised with BMS(yet), I have seen 3 dentist, family doctor & a neurologist. No one seems to know what is going on. So I have been doing my own web searches & found BMS. So now I need to ask them if BMS is a poosiblity.
This sounds very different from my symptoms which is a burning sensation in the tongue that usually starts in the tip of the tongue and spreads to the roof of my mouth. It is mild in the morning and gradually worsens during the day to peak at night.
I also have a lot of teeth issues and have some sensitive teeth but nothing like you have described. Have you tried sensodyne toothpaste? That has helped me with the sesitivity to cold.
I know how frustrated you feel when it seems like the dentists and doctors don't know anyway to help you!
I hope you find an answer soon.
Dear Mjw i had something just like this. Sensodyne really didn't help and it was intermittent like you are describing. I really pushed the issue at the dentist and he said, well i have this mouth rinse called Gingi-med and you can try that, it might help. When i went back, he asked if it helped, it had. I noticed the gingi med said it treated gingivitis and i asked if i could have had that and he said yes. He said, you didn't appear to have it, your teeth and gums look good, but sometimes people have a mild case, teeth get sensitive and it is coming from the gums, but is felt more in the teeth. That is why sensodyne wasn't working, it was not the teeth tubules. This stuff costs about $20 but lasts quite a while and it might be worth a try for you. It worked pertty quickly too. The downside is it can stain the teeth, but you can always whiten those.
I make sure i have some around if it starts happening again, but i have only had one or two weeks after the initial useage where i felt i needed it again. Ask your dentist if he carries it, if not, ask for rx or find a dental office that carries it and give it a try, wouldn't it be worth the $20 if it works. It was for me. Pattishan
Patti gave you a good answe, but I would also see a dental surgeon or orthodonist. My son was having some of these type of problems, & found out he had infection in the bone next to each tooth because Mom cound not afford braces when he was a ked, & food paricles worked down into the gum line & caused bone infection that made his mouth feel like this. Just a thought... Mary
After many visits to doctors, dentist, allergist and oral surgeons (biopsied and ulcers that wouldn't go away, were to be watched for cancer) and no definitive answer or drug therapy, I researched it myself on the internet. Dr. R. Rogers, Dermatology whiz and his research had the treatment answer:
Alpha Lipoic Acid. THANK YOU DR. ROGERS!!! After starting with a low daily dose I increased to 1200 mg.mornings and 1200 mg. evenings. Now the burning secretions have stopped and the deep under the tongue ulcers have disappeared! It's not a cure but the symptoms are under control. Good luck . Hope it works for you. p.s. be mindful of the quality of ALA you are taking. ALA R-Factor claims the highest but I have very good results from "good" quality 600 mg Sundowner or Swanson brands.
If you find a doctor that can tell you and offer some kind of treatment please let us know the doctor I am seeing found out about really by accident at a seminar he went to he is a pain management doctor and has me on all kinds of heavy duty medication and I am still in pain and yes mine starts with my teeth into my gums and at times my tongue and lips it gets worse as the day goes on by early evening nothing helps I am almost to my breaking point.
My problem is s lightly different. The pain is confined to gums and the burning is in the cheek touching the those gums and around. I have only a few teeth, the rest have been pulled out after severe tooth ache during the last 30 years. The Dental Surgeon after trying out some gum paints and medicines, came to the conclusion that I have nerve problem or Dental Neuralgia (not TMJ). He has prescribed Pregablin 75/ 150. I do get some relief now but the medicine keeps me drowsy for quite some time, at least in the initial period.
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