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#1 Peggy

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Posted 27 December 2007 - 01:15 PM

Lately my teeth have really started to hurt. I have Sjogren's as well as systemic sclero and Raynaud's and I was wonderng if anyone else has this. This just started and the front teeth especially feel like they have been exposed to cold ice cream and hurt.

Thanks and warm thoughts from,

Peggy from Minnesota

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Posted 27 December 2007 - 02:03 PM

Hi Peggy,

Funny you should bring this up today! I had this problem just today. However, I attributed it to being out in the cold, watching my grandson sled and then coming into the house and having hot cocoa. The only thing I would say to you on this is make a quick appointment with the dentist. When a person has Sjogrens, tooth decay can happen rather rapidly. Once diagnosed with this, I was told to go to the dentist every 3-6 months.
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Posted 27 December 2007 - 05:33 PM

Peggy I get that too and then went to the dentist and he said it was just another goofy symptom of the disease (SD), nothing there to fix. I take Tylenol if it really bugs me but just goes away of its own accord after a few days. But yes, Sweet is right. Good idea to make sure with a dentist.

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Posted 27 December 2007 - 06:08 PM

It may be a sensitivity to the type of toothpaste you are using. My husband and I both started noticed weird tooth aches. I used to work in a dentist office. The dentist said that tooth pastes now days with all their whitening, plaque reducing, etc makes it very hard on teeth. The clear whitening strips can also cause sensitivity.

Try sensitive teeth tooth paste and pain reliever till the pain subsides. I use a natural tooth paste and it works great. PM me if you want the name of it.

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Posted 28 December 2007 - 04:24 AM

Hi Peggy., I have experienced this sort of pain, I have dry mouth etc as well , but don't know whether its a consequence of that. My dentist gave me some toothpaste specially for sensitive teeth and it did help. However have also had similar symptoms when had root canal infection - so hope its not that in your case.
I also get aching teeth when flying and when having I/V vasodilation treatment, but subsides afterwards.
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Posted 28 December 2007 - 06:27 AM

Hi Peggy,

I, too, have had that feeling from time to time. It seems to act up and then go away. I hazzard a guess that it's my gums receding :( . My dentist used a sealant on one of my eyeteeth that was really giving me some trouble. She said it was the gums shrinking and the root starts to get exposed and is very sensitive. I haven't had any pain from it since she did that. I think maybe it's time to have a few more done.

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Posted 28 December 2007 - 06:28 AM

Peggy,
I too have systemic sclero, raynauds and sjo's....just like you. My front teeth have also started to hurt and I do have an appointment to see my dentist next week. I was originally thinking perhaps I was gritting my teeth at night as it seemed to be worse when I first woke up....? or perhaps thats just when I noticed it most before the distractions of the day.
A visit to the dentist seems like a good idea!
If I find out anything from my Dentist I will let you know!

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Posted 02 January 2008 - 01:37 PM

Are you aware of any of the Biotene products for dry mouth? They toothpastes especially formulated for dry mouth (Sjogren's), as well as mouthwash. When I wake up in the middle of the night (and of course, my mouth is as dry as the Sahara), I swish around some of that mouthwash and it is a great help.

Sensodyne also makes some similar products under the Oasis name. The mouthwash sort of burns my mouth. I do, however, like their little spray bottle of artificial saliva.

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Posted 03 January 2008 - 07:17 AM

Hi Craig,

Thank you for mentioning this.

Yes, I have used Biotene and Sensodyne products, as well as other brands, and prescription toothpaste. More tips on managing Sjogren's syndrome can be found on our main site at:
http://www.sclero.or...ens/a-to-z.html
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#10 Peggy

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Posted 03 January 2008 - 08:45 AM

Thank you for all of the helpful tips. I know I'm scared that my teeth are decaying so quickly due to having no saliva. Now they are sensitive and hurt like they are exposed to extreme cold all of the time. The Sjogren's as well as the sclero sure wrecks havoc on everything.


Thanks again for all of the tips.

Warm hugs from Peggy from Minnesota

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Posted 03 January 2008 - 10:14 AM

i have systemic sclorosis and for a few years now my teeth ache and my gums bleed alot, some days I have no problems other days it last for days, I was told to see the hygenist at my dentist but at £25 a half hour I couldn't afford it :unsure: but I did buy a gd electric toothbrush and use that inbetween my brushing , im not saying it helps the teeth but to me its better than doing nothing hope u find some peace to your problem soon warm hugs jaxsx
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Posted 03 January 2008 - 11:28 AM

Another thing that is sometimes recommended is a device that pumps little jets of water wherever you direct it, and is supposed to help.

I recently got one. My biggest problem with it is that it seems to cause a gag reflex, especially toward the back teeth.

Craig