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Help with mouth sore and TMJ

Nov 17, 2016 10:29 PM

So as the type says I have been dealing with TMJ for about three weeks now. And I've had a mouth sore on the inside upper part of my cheek . pretty much right at the jaw line. As u can imagine it's awful. Eatting is agonizing drinking is too. I use straws and try small bites of soft food. At one point today I had to hold my cheek and pull it away from teeth just to get some relief while chewing. Of course they didn't last long.
I've rinsed with mouth was and thst helps for while but it tends to make me a bit nauseous. Any tips or advice.

Nov 17, 2016 10:41 PM

Have you tried an oral numbing gel? They're often used for tooth aches or for people who get sores from braces and things like that. It won't help it heal but it may give you a little relief. Plus it's fairly cheap front the pharmacy off the shelf

Nov 18, 2016 1:23 AM

Newfibrogirl I have that from grinding and clenching my teeth and also with trigeminal neuralgia.
Eating is a nightmare which is why I've been having foods such as soups, smoothies and porridge....things easy to swallow.
Drinks thro a star seem to help.
You can get things like bonjella but what you really need is an oral jell with lidocaine.....that's a local anesthetic which is more likely to numb the area BUT it only lasts about 20 minutes and you can only use it 3 or 4 times a day and if you eat, drink or brush your teeth it washes away.
OMG brushing my teeth is horrible....last night I took all my pain meds plus a diazipam, waited 20 minutes for them to kick in them brushed my teeth and it was torture, I was in tears for half an hour and had to take a couple of cocodamols to take the edge off the pain to calm me enough to go to bed.

I've found there's not really anything I can do apart from take my normal pain meds and hope they work because this flair is now seriously starting to affect me.

I hope your able to find some relief and have a pain free day xx

Nov 18, 2016 4:07 AM

Try rinsing your mouth with warm salt water.

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