Is toothache a common symptom of TMJ
I wondered if I could ask you all a quick question? I have just been reading this forum with much interest.
I was interested to read the section on a website this evening describing that toothache can move about due to bruxism and TMJ. Over the past year I've had awful toothaches which tends to have moved around my mouth. It isn't just an irritating toothache, in fact quite often it is so severe that it makes me want to top myself it gets so bad. To try to correct this, over the past year I've had 4 tooth extractions and 5 root canals and I still have severe pain. I have now seen 22 different dentists, doctors and specialists all of which have been pretty useless and just try to palm me off with all sorts of reasons. Needless to say I am completely frustrated and depressed about the whole situation.
I was told that I had an abscess to begin with, which was fixed after I had the teeth extracted, but then the pain just moved to another tooth, so I was told by my doctor that I had trigeminal neuralgia. I then seen an oral surgeon who told me I didn't have trigeminal neuralgia and the pain was possibly coming from having fibromyalgia. So I mentioned this to my physiotherapist, who didn't think it was a problem from my fibromyalgia and it was a dental problem. So basically I've just been this ping-pong ball getting knocked about everywhere.
I was just wondering if this was the kind of situation that some of you find yourselves in, only to find that it is in fact a problem that can be treated and possibly cured?
Any help or advice you could offer would be wholeheartedly appreciated as I have yet to speak to anybody who has any understanding of what the cause of this pain could be.