Has anyone eperienced pain when opening theri mouth wide, making it difficult to eat (one side), so difficult that you have to push food in with a hand? This makes it hard to eat and you even drool?
I have not had that problem, but wanted to let you know I have seen your question. I vaguely remember reading somewhere about problems with jaws, but I don't remember where or even if this had something to do with MS or something different. Perhaps someone else out there will have some answers for you. Lulu
I came across something in my research about ms patients may get trigeminal nerve pain. It can produce severe pain in the face and jaw and is often confused w/ dental pain.
about 2 yrs ago I woke up w/ severe r jaw pain. My dentist said I needed a root canal but when I went to the endodontist he did all kinds of tests and couldnt find anything wrong w/ the tooth. Its never bothered me since.
You may have TMJ disorder. That stands for tempomandibular joint (if I remember correctly). It means the hinges that allow your jaw to open. The hinges are right next to your ears. If you touch or manipulate the bad side, does it hurt there? Your dentist can confirm whether or not you have this disorder.
It's not usually part of MS, but it can be. I had a lot of trouble there for several months in '06, but it finally abated and has not retuned.
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