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Date: 02.03.2012
From: Mike

Subject: Jaw pain

Ok so last night was the first time i have suffered with jaw pain, and my god it hurt.
It kept my awake most of the night.
It hurts mainly down by my chin but can radiate up to my ear.I also have a wisdom tooth coming through at the mo and thought maybe it wasnt to do with my arthritis as i also have really sensitive teeth on the same side.
I saw my physiotherapist today and he said he was to do with my arthritis.
Has anyone else experienced these symptoms?
I have quite a high pain threshold but i just cannot cope with this.
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Date: 02.03.2012
From: Mike

Subject: Re: Jaw pain

So Gp said she has never heard of psoriatic arthritis affecting the jaw and said it was probably dental.
She prescribed me codeine and amoxicillin and told me to make an appointment with the dentist.
She was nice about it.Im just confused about being told differemt things by Gp and physiotherapist..
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Date: 02.03.2012
From: rhona

Subject: Re: Jaw pain

Hi Mike, I have R/A and it can affect the jaw and it is sore. I get it on and off but at the beginning i thought it was toothache and went to the dentist and they couldn't find anything wrong and i eventually insisted that they took the tooth out as was so sore they were not happy and she showed me the tooth and said there was no decay in it, when it happened at the other side i realised it was the arthritis, if your medication is working it should help with the pain. x
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Date: 02.03.2012
From: rhona

Subject: Re: Jaw pain

Meant to say Mike, a wisdom tooth can cause pain, best take the painkillers and it should settle down, if it's till sore after the wisdom tooth comes through then it could be arthritis in jaw but hopefully it's just the tooth coming through, i found the pain very similar to toothache. x
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Date: 02.03.2012
From: Mike

Subject: Re: Jaw pain

Thanks for your replys Rhona, i know wisdom teeth coming through can be painful as this is my last to come through but this is so much more painful. when previous ones have come through i have managed to go without any pain killers.
I also had one of my wisdom teeth taken out as it was growing at a funny angle and that wasnt as painful as this.
Its just strange that all of my teeth on that side of my mouth top abd bottom are very sensitive.
It has eased a bit now after taking codeine and naproxen but still rather painful.
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Date: 02.03.2012
From: Tom H

Subject: Re: Jaw pain

Mike I have jaw pain on and off and it's definately due to my PA.
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Date: 03.03.2012
From: teresa

Subject: Re: Jaw pain

Hi Mike
I had jaw pain a few weeks ago i could swallow liquids ok but couldn ,t eat.When i next seen my rheumy iasked was there any conection to that and my r/a and i was told it was one of the most common places toget affected.Hope it has settled down for you
Teresa
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Date: 03.03.2012
From: lynnr

Subject: Re: Jaw pain

I have pa and it definitely can cause arthritis in the jaw I have been reffered to the maxol facial surgeon's to look at mine I'm awating an app I have pa in nearly every joint and it is especially sore in both sides of my jaw eating is a real problem for me.
I hope the pain goes soon as I know how ur feeling. I get crunching and grinding noises in my ear when I open or move my mouth slightly.
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Date: 03.03.2012
From: Mike

Subject: Re: Jaw pain

Thank you all for your replies.
Still in agony didn't sleep at all last night. Im only eating soup.
Lynn like you I can hear grinding noises.Got a dentist appointment on Monday morning but I am convinced it's because of the pa.
Thank you all again
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Date: 03.03.2012
From: lynnr

Subject: Re: Jaw pain

Yeah I definitely think it is the pa I asked my dentist before to check too but he says it's definitely the arthritis which is not good I know what you mean by eating soup mine used to come and go but for the last month or so it's been constant I hope you get relief soon.
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Date: 04.03.2012
From: Mike

Subject: Re: Jaw pain

Since Friday I have been experiencing the worst flare up I've ever had. The jaw pain has been coming and going. I have only been out of bed to use the toilet I'm just so tired.
This makes me think even more that the jaw pain is pa.
Still going to dentist in the morning just to be sure.
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Date: 04.03.2012
From: rhona

Subject: Re: Jaw pain

It certainly sounds like a flare Mike, hope it settles down soon. take care. x
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Date: 05.03.2012
From: Val

Subject: Re: Jaw pain

Hi Mike, Really sorry to hear you are having a flare up and hope it soon settles. I'm quite new o all this and didn't realise RA can affect the jaw. I had bad tooth ache that lasted for about 2 weeks but my teeth are fine so it was prob the RA. Thanks for the info. although that won't be of any comfort to you. It just shows how this forum works in informing people. Thanks.
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