My eyes, teeth, and hair hurt. Between tmj and fibro I have lost 5 teeth and have cavities, I'm tired of being told to brush better or more often, dry mouth, grinding and more cause problems. Has anyone found a good way to help dry mouth? I've tried many remedies but they taste horrible or don't work 😕
For many years, it was suspected I had tmj. Just got confirmation today. My teeth and ears do hurt like crazy sometimes but due to my aspergers I can't tolerate having something in my mouth all night. Smile, I found for me that the mouthwashes that the dentist tells me to use dries my mouth out more. I have tried using biotene but didn't really like it. Don't really have any other suggestions at this point.
Smilemom, I have Sjogrens that causes extreme dryness of my eyes, nose, mouth, and throat. I use Biotene oral rinse after brushing, but it's only temporary relief, and I don't like it or the Biotene toothpaste. I do use their small spray bottle solution, to keep in my purse. I have seen another moisture rinse but haven't purchased it yet. I do like the ACT dry mouth rinse better than Biotene. I use some lozenges called Xylimelts. They're kind if weird because the flat side sticks to your cheeks and as it melts there's a stiff drink left, and its OK to swallow. My GI doc told me to drink lots of water, more than normal, and Gatorade, Powerade, or some other electrolyte replacement. The worse part about the sjogrens dryness is 1) split tongue, 2) tiny pinprick bumps that burn on tongue & cheeks/gums, & 3) extremely dry throat that causes problems swallowing and talking. 🙏🌼
I have tmj & my top molars always hurt. But like deep down in the roots. Even the ones that have dead nerves from root canals hurt. And sometimes if I move positions different teeth hurt. Like maybe there's a tight muscle pushing on the nerve & when I lay down, the muscle moves and pushes on a nerve 2 teeth back. Just a theory. But yeah, tooth pain is a huge part of my tmj. Face pain & tension. Ear pain. Shoulder & neck pain, front & back.
Iamjaime, my dentist is pulling one of my last root canals. It continues to bother me. He suspects it's cracked, but due to the root canal a crack won't show. I was told that by him & 2 other dentists. My TM joints and jaw bones are deteriorating. 🙂🙏🌼💕