Anyone have sore teeth after chemo?

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ardee
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   Posted 2/2/2005 6:21 PM (GMT -7)   
I mean, like more than a year after chemo.  Suddenly my teeth hurt just like they did right after treatment.  What's that about????  This is so annoying!  Anybody out there have a "deja vouz" moment like this?  I'd smile, but it hurts!
 
L&H,
Rita


coopfesta
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   Posted 2/2/2005 8:31 PM (GMT -7)   
Honey, go to the doctor.  It could mean all sorts of different things.  I wouldn't assume it's the chemo, but it could be.  There are also angina symptoms involving the mouth and jaw.  Shouldn't fool with that, you know.  Get it checked out, please.
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Jo-Ann
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   Posted 2/2/2005 8:58 PM (GMT -7)   
It's been a number of years since I had chemo, but my teeth are "melting" because of it. When I mentioned the problem to my onc, he said that the chemo was responsible and it is sometimes a common problem.
 
I'm sorry you're having tooth problems and think you should follow Ellen's advice but you should know that this is something else that wasn't in the brochure.
 
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Nature's Spirit
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   Posted 2/2/2005 9:59 PM (GMT -7)   
I havent had chemo, but I woke up this morning with my teeth sooooo sensitive that anything hot or cold just sent a pain shooting for seconds on end.. I thought it was strange, because it's not just 1 tooth it seems like all of them are tender kinda like an abscess feels when you need a root canal done

It's let up a little tonight, I was thinkin that it was because I was soo nervous before the surgery that maybe I clamped down on them soo hard when I was put under.. Do you clench your teeth when you sleep?
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   Posted 2/3/2005 6:05 AM (GMT -7)   
Rita, please get it checked out. I know when there are many weather changes that effect the temperature my teeth hurt. Like Ellen said, it could be anything.

Let us know,

Hugs,

Candy

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wackygal
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   Posted 2/3/2005 6:43 AM (GMT -7)   
Rita-
About a year after chemo I had signs of gingivitis, and had to have a root scaling done. NOT FUN (ok the laughing gas part WAS fun, but....) Onc and dentist both said 'yup, a side effect of having chemo'...now I use a proxy brush, floss, and a little toothpick thing to get around my back teeth...it's a pain in the neck! but better than that yuky root scaling procedure. And yes my teeth are very sensitive to hot/cold now.... Are you using a tarter control toothpaste? That will cause TONS of sensitivity pain in those whose teeth are sensitive. Also if you've used those over the counter tooth whiteners (crest strips) that is bad as well.
Please get it checked out....
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Frayda
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   Posted 2/3/2005 8:09 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi ladies! Let me put my dental hygienist's cap on and shed a little light on what's happening. Chemo can make your gums more susceptible to periodontal (gum) disease and that results in gum recession.  When your gums receed, your roots get exposed and that is what is so sensitive.  Your roots are not covered by the protective enamel, so your teeth become very sensitive to hot, cold and sweet.  You can reduce some of the sensitivity by using a fluoride mouth wash (like Act) daily or a special desensitizing toothpaste like Sensodyne. Exposed root surfaces are very likely to decay, so that eventually contributes to the sensitivity.  Brushing and flossing are the best way to prevent that, in addition to regular visits with your hygienist! L&H, Frayda

coopfesta
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   Posted 2/3/2005 4:59 PM (GMT -7)   
There ya go!!!  How about that for an answer!  I love that about this board.  I have gingivitis, and it's probably getting worse.  I hope it's your teeth, and I'm being overly cautious.  Didn't know that about tartar control toothpaste.  I'll start returning to flouride immediately. 
 
Then again, Rita, maybe you'll have a gassy experience like I had.  I'm telling ya!!!!!  It's all about evolution.  Only the truly enlightened know about the psychosurgery that goes on during root canal!!!!!  Hey, ya never know!!!
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Ellen


Frayda
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   Posted 2/3/2005 6:51 PM (GMT -7)   
I've seen lots of weird tissue reactions from the tartar control toothpastes in our office. No one in my family can tolerate them; it gives us tiny blisters on our tongues and gums. We like our Crest or Colgate plain! Frayda

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   Posted 2/4/2005 8:22 AM (GMT -7)   
I'm with Jo-Ann on this one, please go to the dr and have this checked out. It may very well be a dental problem but let's rule out any medical problems first. Hope you're feeling better very soon. Hugs, Luci
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