Mamanan - You've gotten some great advice from everyone. I have fibro and have experienced the sensitivity you mentioned. It comes and goes. I also find high acid foods can cause problems, as well as sugary foods and hot/cold. The deep tooth/jaw pain, however does seem to be caused (at times) by trigger point/myofascial problems. I have a good neuromuscular massage therapist who manages to work it out. The illustrations in Devin Starlanyls (sp?) book (taken from Travel and Simons) show you exactly where the trigger points are and the referred pain areas they affect. I can sometimes pinpoint my problem being related to what I have been doing - knitting, ironing, anything involving arms and a head forward position - which puts my bite out of whack and then the whole cycle starts.
Keeping a journal is a good idea - helps you make connections to what you've been doing, eating, stressing about (clenching jaw) when the symptoms flare up w/ a vengeance. Moist heat has been helpful to me also. Good luck - and I highly recommend the Fibro/Chronic Myofascial Pain book by Devin Starlanyl. It's a wealth of information.
When I have an attack of TN it is not quick, the last episode lasted for almost 4 weeks. Sometimes the pain was past a 10 and sometimes it would come all the way down to a 8. It is sure miserable when it attacks.
I was reading everyone's post and felt I am having the same issues as Mamanan. I was wondering if anyone has had any results or luck with a diagnosis? I have been experiencing this pain for a few days now and have seen the dentist and doctor and been sent home with no help. The dentist took xrays and banged on the teeth. He said he saw where the gums were red, but could not tell how they got like that. The doctor looked at it and said that she could see the cheek swollen a little, but that was the end of that. I cannot live like this too long! The pain is very bad- at times- and I fear this will only get worse.
I hope someone has gotten some answers by now....please help...
It really seems like you have got alot of good info and advice. I really appreciate it because I get pain in my teeth and gums alot. And when I have dental work it rocks my world!!! And it seems to last forever!!! I also have osteoprosis but I don't know if that has anything to do with it. I hope you find some relief soon!