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    • #20545
      JillT
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      I’m wondering if anyone has similar issues with dental pain/issues?

      I seem to get quite frequent pain in both jaw and individual teeth, even becoming convinced on a few occasions that I have an abscess brewing including painful lumps under the gum, etc.  Yet when I visit the dentist and they take XRays, no infection or signs of issues are found. A few times it’s happened with teeth that are already dead with existing root canals in place. It’s quite bewildering and I’m wondering if the low oxygen levels can somehow affect our teeth and jaws? Or am I losing my mind, lol?

      I’m currently going through assessment for supplemental oxygen due to the low saturation levels I’ve been experiencing with exercise/exertion and wonder if I can expect that my dental and other pain will improve once oxygen levels are more stable with supplementation?

    • #20546
      Cindy Sears
      Participant

      Hi Jill,

       

      I am also having trouble with a tooth that has had a previous root canal.  I am on antibiotics and was just starting to wonder  if the antibiotic is working.  I am on OFEV and was wondering if that was affecting things. I am not on oxygen at this time.  No definite answer for you but you are not alone with this!

      Cindy

    • #20582

      Hi Jill,

      Great question – thanks for raising this important topic for discussion in our forums. I can’t relate to any type of dental pain, and haven’t been made aware that low oxygen levels can cause any type of issue with our teeth or jaw. That said, it certainly could be possible and I’m just not aware of it! I’m glad you’re getting checked out for this, especially for infection, as my transplant coordinator informed me that the fastest way to a widespread blood infection (ie. Sepsis) is through our gums. Therefore it is very important for us to keep our teeth healthy and see dental care specialists regularly. I’d say this is definitely something worth asking the oxygen specialist about as you complete your assessment for supplemental 02. If you find anything out from him/her, do you mind reporting back? I hope the pain subsides for you soon!

      Thanks for sharing your thoughts as well Cindy, although sorry to hear you’re also experiencing dental pain. Keep in touch and let us know how you both make out regarding this.

       

      Regards,
      Charlene.

       

       

    • #20630
      JillT
      Participant

      Thanks for replying, Charlene and Cindy.

      I’m seeing the respiratory nurse tomorrow to discuss POC options, so will ask about this and pain in general. I get really weird and wonderful (and sometimes fleeting) pain in many places these days. It seems quite bizarre when I try to explain it though. ISTR seeing an article on IPF and chronic pain somewhere, but now I’ve tried to relocate it, I’m unable to do so. Add in a reduction of my ability to concentrate these days and I seem to be having a lot of “senior” moments, lol.

       

      • This reply was modified 1 year, 1 month ago by JillT.
    • #20657
      Cindy Sears
      Participant

      Jill,

      I met with my Open Doors educator and he told me that just as OFEV slows the progression of fibrosis , it slows down the healing process. So when it seemed like the antibiotics were not working on my tooth infection, it was probably the slowed healing process.  It took longer than what I considered usual for the pain to go away but it finally did.  He said if you are going to have surgery they will usually take you off the OFEV for a few weeks prior to the procedure to allow for healing.  I was not aware of this information so maybe it will help others who are not aware.

      God Bless,

      Cindy

       

      • #20664
        Mark Koziol
        Keymaster

        Hello Cindy, thank you for this information. I think it well help our members and correlate why some members are prone to illness when on OFEV. Mark

    • #20706
      Lindas
      Participant

      Hi Jill ( @jill-tanner ) thanks for bringing mouth pain to the forum. I have experienced tooth pain and mouth pain. Dentist & Dr. found nothing. I was recently in the hospital with pnemonia and found out that foot and hand tingling and itching was due to oxygen problems. I am on 24/7 but the extremities weren’t receiving enough. They prescribed gabapentin in a low dose and cleared that up. It also seems to relieve the mouth pain. Please let us know anything you find out. Good Luck

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