Fibromyalgia and dental treatment

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Has anyone any thoughts about this? I found today extremely painful at the dentist when having dental work, The injection to numb my mouth is the part I dread :-( and today was the worse ever. I have noticed over the last few visits that they seem more painful...

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    Not at the dentist, but I also have Sorgrens Syndrome, which many with Fibro have too,  it dries out organs etc...so to protect my gums and keep it moist when I have a flare up I use artificial saliva and eye drops for dry eyes..:-) xx
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    Hi Sandpiper, I have just had dental treatment, the first since being diagnosed. The actual treatment was not painful, if anything less painful than usual (new dentist) but the pain after was horrendous. I had a new crown fitted and it was v painful and had to be adjusted, the pain then stopped. The filling I had was ok for a couple of weeks then had to be removed because it became so painful, I have a dressing there now and its still hurting. I was thinking along the same lines as you insomuch as I havent had these problems with pain after dental treatment before. I figured it could either be the fibro, coincidence, age or bad luck or a combo. I would also point out that Im not frightened of the dentist and v relaxed during treatment, so this may have a bearing on pain levels during actual work?  
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      I have got worse about the dentist over the last year, not about the treatment but the injections..plus the actual injection increases my heart rate. Reading up on fibro I did see that nerve endings are more sensitive, so maybe that could be the answer as why so painful?
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    Hiya yes I agree the injections the worst! Half the time doesn't do much either. I always ask if I can have it without (not any cheaper lol) unless its something drastic it doesn't make much difference x
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    thanks for bringing this up hun ,

    my dentist uses a finer needle for the injection that helps .

    but whats terrifing me is i have to have a large tooth out soon because its over grown due to not having one bennith it . its not so much the extraction that bothers althou i am a fraidy cat at the dentist after a bad extraction when i was 17 .i am now 54.

     i am just so worried that i will be left in pain afterwards , even when i have an eye test when they put that puff of cold air in your eye it hurts and i have a headache for days linked to this 

    i am stuck between a rock and hard place if i dont have it out it will eventuly come thru my check and if i do i could be left with permenat pain lets face it this happens to normal people ,so i can understand you, it is a worry when you have pain all the time you dont want added pain on top . 

    for general dental work ask them to use a finer needle for injections , and use nano silver mouth wash to reduce any gum disease , and use an organic aloe vera gel after rubbed on the gum this helps to reduce the pain and cools them as well it is also very good for ulcers .eek

     

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    Hi,

    I'm a wuss and following bad experiences as a child i haven't been to the dentist for a long time. Thinking back to how painful the gum injections were back then and the extraction recovery i can imagine it was very uncomfortable for you.

    I'd always take pain killers anyway before the procedure unless you can't because of the treatment medication and get yourself some aloe vera gel or a gel that keeps your gums from drying to help with any injection site pain.

    I would mention to the dentist about the fibro, they may have different sized needles or meds to help.

    Hope the pain has started to ease xx

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      Thank you.. yes will ask about the needles.. its just the injections I hate.. once I am numb its ok. Just felt like he was sticking it through my jaw and into my ear...so painful. Took painkillers afterwards. x
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      Hi, yes this is the fear instilled in me...

      I had so many teeth out as a kid every bit of gum had been injected, fear of the root of mouth, gum/lip area and near my ears is still there 26 yrs on!

      I'm sure Holland and Barretts do a nano silver range I also find Gengigel good, expensive but the mouth wash and gum rub help quickly. xox

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      Hi, just checked online, looks like Holland and Barretts haven't got the silver anymore 😕you might have to look at amazon etc.

      Just shows how long ago I had gum/tooth problems!

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    I just had this exprience and posted on FB if anyone had this problem.  Had infected (??) 2 teeth with really bad toothache x 2-3 days.  VA does NOT!!! do dental, not even in an emergency.  They gave me a flouride rinse and antibiotics and sent me home.  SO!!!!!!!! bad that I went to a community health center the next day for low-income sliding scale fee.  Got dx with fibro about 3 yrs ago.....omG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!   The shot was so painful!!!!!!!!!  I was in tears and screaming and I have a pretty high tolerance for pain.  Dentist had to shoot me like 3 times and I could still feel it - then when she went to pull the 2 back molars it was even worse with the pain.  Now, my left cheek is swollen and hard like a baseball.  I have had teeth pulled in the past and have never had this problem - was wondering if it had to with dx of fibro.
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