Hi just one question for those with the VNS. Has any one had a toothache or mouth pain from the VNS. I read somewhere that it is a possibility it could cause pain. But need to make sure before i Have a tooth pulled. Neuro recently increased the VNS shortly after i noticed my mouth mostly my top teeth on the same side of the VNS was bothering me. Like if i had chomped down on them real hard.
OUCH! SOunds painful. I would NEVER have a tooth pulled unless hte dental X Ray showed a clear problem, though, anyway. I find most dentists now do not want to just pull anyway. They want to push an implant or bridge .....(been there, done it recently...still have the sore mouth)
So sorry this is going on. Try calling the cyberonics people and ask them if there is a connection>
mom of 2 teens who have battled seiuzres.
Thanks Kayakmom for ur reply. I was suppose to go to the dentist last week. I didnt go. I went and had my neuro check my VNS cause it was coming on strong and didnt seem like it was cutting off. He change the settings and my teeth are not giving me problems now. So it must have been the VNS causing it . I am glad I didnt go have the dentist pull my tooth. Dont want to have one pulled unless I absolutely have to have it pulled.