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mamanan
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   Posted 11/11/2008 1:48 PM (GMT -7)   
I WAS feeling good.
I HAD my stress under control.

I was having a handful of nuts for my snack, when I noticed some really hard ones. Weird. I spit out the few I had in my mouth. It wasn't until later I realized I broke a tooth. That sensitive one that has been bothering me since my facial pain went into my teeth... half gone. Now I am afraid of the pain that I'm sure will come. I mean, the nerve has to be really close to the edge? I'm trying to get an appointment to get it fixed, but other than cancellations at the last minute, they have Dec 9th. I need to coordinate this with my work, dh's work (which is very busy right now) and the kids. Plus the other million appointments we have for us and the kids. Ds jsut went to the optometrist yesterday, I'm goign next week, other ds has a speech appointment the week after that. Dh has his A1C to go for, then another appointment to the doctor to review his numbers. And, did I mention dh is workign lots of OT right now? Plus a PA day coming up this month for hte kids, so I promised them an outing.

I know lots of you have teeth issues. I know Marlee for sure, b/c of the Sjogren's. I know my mouth has been a little dry from the amitriptyline, but I drink minimum 3 litres of water a day. And it's really not that bad, I thought. Does fibro cause other issues with teeth?
Waiting for appointment with rheumy (March 2009) to get an official dx. waiting, waiting, waiting....
Taking malic acid/magnesium combo, what a life saver! and amitriptyline


Sherrine
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   Posted 11/11/2008 1:57 PM (GMT -7)   
Are you NUTS???  devil    Go to Walgreens.  They have repair kits for your teeth to hold you over.  I have one for losing fillings and another for when crowns fall off.  Call your dentist and ask which one you should get to protect the tooth until it can be repaired.  My guess would be the one for fillings. 
 
Eat on the other side of your mouth and I would stay away from really hot beverages and things like ice cream.  They could irritate the nerve.  But, with the tooth kit, you will be protecting the tooth.  Maybe your dentist would have you run in and do that for you .  I buy these kits because I travel a lot.
 
Lastly, a broken tooth can feel like a crater in your mouth but it probably isn't that bad at all.  Stay away from the nuts until December 10th!  smilewinkgrin
 
Sherrine
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God does not give us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind.    2 Timothy 1:7


mamanan
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   Posted 11/11/2008 2:09 PM (GMT -7)   
oh, Sherrine, what would I do without you!?!? yeah

(never mind the nutty comment, nono ) It was just sunflower seeds, a couple peanuts, and a piece of cashew. Nothing that should have caused the damage it did. The hard pieces were the tooth that disintegrated in my mouth.

I never knew about those kits. Are they easy to use? I'll see if dh can run out on his supper, if not, I can drop by a pharmacy tomorrow. To make things harder, we live 1/2 away from civilization! But... this means no coffee? smhair THAT I can't do!

Thank you sooooo much for your help. What woudl I do without this place? (((HUGS)))
Waiting for appointment with rheumy (March 2009) to get an official dx. waiting, waiting, waiting....
Taking malic acid/magnesium combo, what a life saver! and amitriptyline


Sherrine
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   Posted 11/11/2008 2:23 PM (GMT -7)   
You can have coffee but I would suggest not piping hot.  Let it just be pleasantly warm.
 
I had company and was eating an English muffin and half my tooth broke, too!  I did have to have a root canal, but those aren't that bad...especially if you see an endodontist.  When I went to see him he laid back my chair and he had a little television set in the ceiling!  I watch The Price is Right while he was doing the root canal!  LOL 
 
The kits are very easy to use.  They have a little applicator and a little container with whatever you use.  My dentist told me about it.  I also went to my dentist and they put stuff on my tooth...that's before I knew about the kits.  So, this will hold you until your appointment.
 
Sherrine
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God does not give us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind.    2 Timothy 1:7


AustenFan
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   Posted 11/11/2008 2:31 PM (GMT -7)   
I've used one of the kits before to re-cement a crown that had fallen off.  It was really easy to use, and it held the crown on just fine for a couple of days until I could get to the dentist.
 
I don't know what the connection between fibro and teeth issues is, but my major teeth issues started a couple of years after fibro.  I've had to have several root canals and crowns.  Nobody really knows why I'm having so much trouble, but I do have a really dry mouth, TMJ, and I grind at night.  *sigh*
 
Good luck.  :-)
 
Austen
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Fibromyalgia, 2 back surgeries, Meniere's Disease, 30+ kidney stones, GERD, IBS, Asthma, Allergies, Endometriosis, Heart Arrythmia, Myofascial Pain, TMJ.
 
 
 
 
 
 


tink 2
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   Posted 11/11/2008 3:31 PM (GMT -7)   
You just have to love Sherrine's coments are you nuts my water pill is kicking in I almost peed my pants.  LOL LOL LoL ROFL BRB have to go pee
Lupus since 2005, Fiberomyalgia since 2006,  sjogren's syndrome since 2005,  diabetes since 2006, Depression since 2004. who would not be with all of this.
 
       I just try to make it threw every day as best I can.
        God please remember I am on the diet platter.
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                   Have a great Lupie Day Denise 


Terrie B
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   Posted 11/11/2008 3:36 PM (GMT -7)   
I also wondered about the teeth issue, if it had anything to do with the fibro. I was diagnosed with TMJ about four years ago although I had problems with it well before that. I have noticed more recently that I tend to clench my teeth a bunch. It's like out of the blue I notice that I'm clenching. Of course it causes tons of headaches. My teeth feel like they aren't as thick as they used to be... sounds goofy, I know, but I don't know how else to explain it. For some reason, chewing gum helps me to NOT clench my teeth as much. I haven't tried one of those bite guard things from the dentist cause I hear they are quite costly. I did, however, buy one from Walmart to wear at night... it gagged me so much that I couldn't keep it in my mouth so I don't know if it would have helped or not. Is your mouth so dang dry that your lips look like you've been walking in the desert for days?

I'm wondering if the "fog" that you feel is like your brain just won't connect to one complete thought. Does your face seem like it isn't part of you?
 
 
                                         Terrie


kelly71
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   Posted 11/11/2008 7:17 PM (GMT -7)   
mamanan,
 
Sorry about your tooth.  Besides the fact that it may be painful, I'm sure it is also stressful to you (and a cement kit doesn't fix stress-I've tried it, LOL. smilewinkgrin ).  Anyway, you raised a good question about fibro and dental problems.  I've already told this long and very embarrassing story, but I'll just say that I have had horrible dental issues.  And, it wasn't from my meds, my lack of hygiene, or my lack of water intake.  My teeth were just jacked up!  I have a beautiful smile now-I paid for it! smilewinkgrin
 
Has anyone had really bad dental issues that may be fibro related?  I still have a lot of investigating to do with my doctor (about other autoimmune conditions I may or may not have), but I was just wondering if any other fibros had dental horror stories. confused
FINALLY dxd on 06/13/08
Vicodin, Neurontin, Ibuprofen for pain-which doesn't help, BTW
Zoloft & methadone (NOT for pain) for sanity-which doesn't help, BTW
Klonopin for anxiety (Guess what?  Doesn't help!)
Chantix to try to quit smoking (started 08/20/08)
 
"I'll take the Chivas instead"
-Kelly Clarkson


Irish Babe
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   Posted 11/11/2008 8:15 PM (GMT -7)   

When I was about 10, I needed a lot of work on my teeth. I had always brushed my teeth, I couldn't understand the problem. The dentist gave me a shot and started to work on my mouth, I jumped out of the chair. He asked what happened, I said I felt it! He thought I was over reacting, but gave me another shot. I ended up having four shots to get the work done. Every time I have dental work done, I end up needing four shots. Yet I never use it for the cleaning. I have had fillings and root canal and as long as they give me four shots, it's a go. My jaw gets so sore, I need to take breaks or it is unbearable for days after. I need work done on my teeth now, but I can't afford it. Hopefully, I will be able to soon. My two sisters had braces, my brother and I never needed them, but we've all had problems w/ teeth thru the yrs.

God bless.  Alice.

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