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painful teeth

  • Posted By: Jeanart
  • October 25, 2006
  • 08:39 PM

I have been having pain (pretty bad) in all my teeth for several months, on and off. My dentist found nothing wrong after an exam with xrays. I am a 53 year old female in excellent health otherwise. No prescription drugs, etc. I have been trying to come up with ideas, some of which are mercury toxicity, food allergies, menopause to name a few. Have tried altering diet, etc. to no avail. Any ideas? What type of doctor would I see?

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  • Maybe, you should seek the help of a doctor instead. My mother was affected by a pain in the hands and in the jaws. The doctor said it all came from a nervous state. Gave her some antidepressant and it all worked correctly.
    leuviah 8 Replies
    • October 26, 2006
    • 05:19 AM
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  • Are you unconciously clenching or grinding your teeth? Is some stressful event taking place in your life? Trouble with the hubby, trouble with the kids. Is some stressful event coming up that you are not looking forward to?Try and pay attention to see if you are clenching your teeth a lot. If you think that's the cause your dentist can make you a device to wear in your mouth (much like an athletic mouth guard, only 400 times more expensive) that could help you.If you can stand the taste, dissolve an ordinary Aspirin in your mouth and swish it around with your tongue over your teeth and gums. I've found this to be a slight help sometimes.If a dentist has checked you out it sure sounds like a nervous condition to me. Relax, find out the cause of the stress; the teeth pain is just a symptom most likely.
    Anonymous 42,789 Replies
    • October 26, 2006
    • 00:46 PM
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  • Thanks for the input. I have already discussed these possibilities with my dentist. I did grind my teeth at one time but don't seem to any more. I have little or no stress in my life. I'm beginning to think it's more my jaw and that in turn is making my teeth hurt. But all the information I can find on jaw disorders seem to center around the grinding/clenching issue. I am at a lost about what type of doctor/specialist to consult if this problem persists???
    Jeanart 1 Replies
    • October 26, 2006
    • 07:08 PM
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