Jaw and gum pain after eating

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My mother (74) is experiencing severe pain in her jaw, gums and face after eating for some weeks. She is also now experiencing pain down her arm at the same time. She has had xrays and dentists can find no issue. Doctor found she had Thrush, but this appeared after 2-3 weeks of the pain starting, and has now cleared with medication. The pain is remaining and increasing. Anyone experienced similar? Any ideas? Please.

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    Possibly gerd or heartburn, has she tried a remedy for those?

    Possibly angina, details below of symptoms, says about pain after eating a meal.

    Neck problem


    They are what I can think of.

    Angina is caused by a reduced blood supply to the heart.

    The most common symptom of angina is a feeling of pain or discomfort in your chest. The pain can feel tight, dull or heavy, and usually passes within a few minutes.

    The pain can spread from your chest to your left arm, neck, jaw and back. It usually follows a period of physical activity or emotional stress. In some cases, the pain can develop during cold weather or after EATING A MEAL.

    Some people with angina may also experience:


    feeling sick

    fatigue (feeling tired all the time)


    belching (burping)


    Angina symptoms are sometimes referred to as an angina attack.

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      Charlotte had some great advice there.

      Is this pain ONLY after she eats? If so, that certainly doesn't sound dental, it sounds like it's enviornmental, she has developed an allergy or has a condition like the one Charlotte described.

      If she is experiencing pain at other times and not only after she eats that may be important to know. The neck makes me wonder if it's an allergy or an intolerance to something she is ingesting.

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      I re-read your message and you clearly say jaws, gums and face, I dont' know where I got neck from.

      Don't discount allergy just yet as my dad developed a food allergy in his mid thirties out of no where and one of my coworkers suddenly developed a gluten allergy around the same age. Since gluten is in a lot of stuff we would have at any meal, that's a possibility. However, I think her having a condition like angina for example is more likely.

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    I have found my aunt who was facing same problem. she tried salt water having before food. It gives some sort of relief to the teeth. But the proper treatment can only help to cure this problem. 
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