Apr 12, 2010 - 11:07 pm
I had a dental visit today. I have been having very throbbing pain in my lower(especially back) teeth. They are also uber sensitive to hot and cold. I am taking about 6 extra strength tylenol at this point, 2 in the morning, 2 after work, 2 before bed to keep the pain down. Anyways, I thought it was rad related. I had a checkup before my treatments started, no pulling or surgery necessary, made it through my entire treatments, no teeth issues, its now 3 months post last rad treatment and NOW i have teeth pain issues, so my dentist, upon examination, believes I am grinding my teeth at night due to stress. I am on board with it. I at first thought I was possibly experiencing damage from the radiation, or maybe the blood was trying to return to the damaged areas, but Im pretty sure the grinding thing is my issue, Im going to be getting molds done on the 21st, I will first use a football mouthpiece type thing for the first to see if it makes a difference, it will cushion my bottoms, if it does work, I will move to an upper mouthpiece that "snaps on" dont know what that means, but that will keep my back teeth from touching at night.