Odd taste

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Does anyone ever get really odd or gross tastes in their mouth with TN from not being able to open your mouth a lot?

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    Yup, if you can't bear to clean your teeth, its plaque and gingivitis. It's always worth the pain (sometimes it is excruciating) to try to keep up some sort of oral hygiene. Sometimes I just give up and go for one of the good quality mouthwashes. At least that keeps your gums "tight". But even that has caused some problems because I often can't swoosh the stuff around my mouth without inducing more acute pain.

    Regarding dentists / forget it! Some of them are understanding and will numb up your whole upper or lower jsw, but the pain of getting a needle in the affected side is "pretty interesting".

    No matter, everyone on here will tell you to go for dental work as often as you can bear it. I wait until I'm in a bit a a quiet period/remission and go to dentist very quickly, hopefully the same day. If you get your dentist on your side, it can happen at short notice.

    Cheers

    Big D

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      Forgot to say but if you use TePe inter-spacers they are much easier than opening your mouth wide to try to floss. They come in all sizes but the blue and orange ones probably suit most people. They have a small plastic holder/handle too, very effective. I can't floss often because can't get mouth open wide enough to do it, so I use these things.

      Cheers

      Big D

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