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Weird head, jaw, teeth after birth.

(9 Posts)
Spaghettinetti Tue 04-Nov-14 08:06:03


I had a baby six months ago and have had a few issues with my head, jaw and teeth. Whilst I was pregnant, I experienced a tingling sensation in both cheeks. This cleared up but now I have sensitivity in my face (the right side of my nose and eye), earache and a sort of nerve sensitivity ( like pulsating nerves in my face) as well as a general feeling of pressure on my teeth- like my jaw is somehow misaligned, or my wisdom teeth are pushing on all of the others. I've not been to a dentist/doctor yet as I'm away at the moment, but I was wondering if this was something that is quite common after pregnancy (I seem to remember having my jaw checked before I left hospital). It isn't continuous but it is worrying me and the more anxious I become, the worse it seems to get.

Any advice is most welcome!

ThinkIveBeenHacked Tue 04-Nov-14 08:08:04

Could it be Bells Palsy?

wigfieldrocks Tue 04-Nov-14 08:14:03

Neuralgia or TMJ? Sounds like you need your GP to refer you to ENT or max fax, your dentist could also do this.

Celestria Tue 04-Nov-14 08:28:03

Just to query. Are you clenching your teeth a lot in the day or grinding your teeth in your sleep? It can be a tension/stress thing too.

Spaghettinetti Tue 04-Nov-14 08:55:25

I think I might be clenching. I'm breastfeeding and think I might hold myself in a funny position or 'concentrate' too much when I do this. Maybe chewing gum like a football manager would help?

Rogerthatmummy Tue 04-Nov-14 08:58:12

During labour when I was clenching my jaw when pushing I somehow pushed my jaw out of alignment. I saw an osteopath afterwards who was able to put it right I know this is only a small part of your experience but might be worth a go

ireallydontlikemonday Tue 04-Nov-14 12:33:49

I had TMJ for a year after I had my twins - I literally couldn't open my mouth at all at some times. I had an appointment with the consultant who offered to prescribe valium which wasn't an option when dealing with small children through the night! In the end I got a tooth whitening kit that has the plates in and moulded the plates and wore them at night - stopped me clenching / grinding in my sleep and way cheaper than getting a special bruxism guard at the dentist.

Spaghettinetti Wed 05-Nov-14 07:55:58

Thanks for your help. What were your symptoms Ireallydontlikemondays, if you don't mind me asking?

ireallydontlikemonday Thu 06-Nov-14 14:34:34

Hi my symptoms were that I literally couldn't open my mouth some days on others I could with severe pain. Also lots of achey feelings. Truly horrible, hope you get it sorted soon.

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