teeth being weakened due to prolonged exposure to pain

United States
July 25, 2008 2:24am CST
i heard from a coworker a few years ago that her mom had some kind of pain condition and that if your body is in pain all the time it will draw out the calcium in your teeth and make them weaker.. which made me start thinking since i have had cavaties and i take care of my teeth that maybe that is my problem.. (i have fibro and in pain all the time) has any one heard this? is it for real? i went from perfect strong teeth to having cavaties for no reason and it all started happening when my pain worsened.. so im thinking if its true i should take some calcium suppliments or something
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@intimate36 (1416)
• Pakistan
25 Jul 08
I would suggest, to see a doctor.And ,you know self medication is dangerous...
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• United States
25 Jul 08
i had mentioned calcium and if it was ok with a doctor and he said it was fine.. a lot of people do it now if they were lactose intolerant which i am but my teeth were always fine and my bone scan ok so the intolerance didnt affect me but for the future some people do.. and i asked the dentist but he didnt understand the pain condition i have so he kind of blew it off and i never thought to ask my pain doc but i dont see him anymore
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• United States
28 Jul 08
I've had Fibro now for 8 yrs. I had almost perfect teeth and have only had 3 cavaties over my lifetime (I'll be 49 in few weeks). Problem is my gums! I have had to have 3 teeth pulled in the last 2 yrs and I'm about to lose 2 more very soon. I'm seriously considering having them all pulled and getting false teeth. I believe it is because of chemical changes in the body, (acidic ph levels mostly) induced by the Fibro which in turn has changed the type of natural bacteria that forms in my mouth. I keep my mouth very clean but it's just not enough. I've tried to keep my body alkalized but it's difficult and has caused other problems. So it may be time to give up on the old pearly whites. How depressing! I used to be a moderator for a Fibromyalgia/Chronic Pain forum and so many have the same problem, either their teeth just started falling out or rotting away. So I can't say I'm surprised this has happened but it doesn't make me feel any better. I hope you can find a way to stop your cavity problems.
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• United States
28 Jul 08
i just couldnt figure out why i went till i was 18 before i had a cavity and then boom i had more cavity's and i hadnt changed my habits.. heck i was drinking less soda and eating less junk food etc so i couldnt figure it out
• United States
26 Jul 08
It's not the pain that causes it. It's the overacidity and grinding your teeth during sleep. Test your Saliva pH. This page tells how: http://www.fibrofix.com/pHteststrips.html In the Overly Acidic version of FMS, the higher your acid level, the greater your pain. Cut out these foods and you can see it for yourself: Tomatoes in any form; soft drinks; lemons, oranges, limes, grapefruit, etc, even raisins, grapes and cranberries. Everyone says lemons have a net alkali effect on the body. But for Fibros, we have trouble with it as soon as it touches our saliva. The truth is setting us free. Anne www.FibroFix.com
• United States
27 Jul 08
thanks i will have to check those out
@jillhill (37379)
• United States
25 Jul 08
I have never heard this but wouldn't be surprised if it were true...since your body kinda takes care of it's self and finds ways to heal if there is something wrong! It probably wouldn't hurt to do that!
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• United States
26 Jul 08
yeah i was doing the calcium chew/candy type things but i keep forgetting to buy more
@saundyl (9686)
• Canada
25 Jul 08
I've never heard of that before but its entirely possible. You could check with your doctor or dentist to see what they say.
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• United States
26 Jul 08
i asked my dentist but he didnt really understand the pain condition i have so he blew it off.. i keep forgetting to ask the doc when i go