Re: Facial pain help
Tracey - I've read your story under several different topics and I understand exactly where you are coming from. I have a very similar problem. Burning gums and tongue. Mine started with just the gum around one tooth and spread to the entire upper left side of my mouth. Over the past year (yes, one entire year of not having a solution) I have been to numerous dentists and specialists - ENT, gastro etc., none of who have been able to pinpoint the problem. My tongue also feels like it is on fire, but that comes later on in the day after the gums begin to burn. I never thought of TMJ. I've thought of neurology, burning mouth syndrom, sinuses, bad teeth, acid reflux - all of which apparently can cause this. Mine only feels OK when I eat, chew gum, sleep or drink. My mouth also feels dry all the time. Do your teeth hurt or just your gums and tongue? Does yours feel better when you eat, chew and drink? Does yours feel better in the morning and get progressively worse? You know that there actually is a burning mouth syndrom, but so far, there has not been a cure. Oh yes, I do take gabepentin, but it doesn't really help much. Keep me posted. I hope you can find help.