Under-tongue ulcers from rubbing against teeth?

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RE: Under-tongue ulcers from rubbing against teeth?

by pcn17 on Thu Jun 03, 2010 03:25 AM

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Ditto on this reply.... I am 4 years out, still have ulcers on occasion, jaws are always in pain, did the accupunture, the lidocane wash, am on Percocet, from the pain management, even referred to a neuro who didn't know what the heck!  He gave me a muscle relaxer for night time....every day and night pain and don't forsee it ever clearing up.  When the weather changes, I notice it even worse, I can tell when the rain is coming, I think it is a result of the radiation, as I've been told.  Probably has developed arthritis in the area as well as the cervical, so I have read in results. I live with it, take what I can when I need to.  The saliva is not any better either, have bad days and worse days!  God Bless you and all who suffer from this beast!



RE: Under-tongue ulcers from rubbing against teeth?

by Oudave83 on Thu Jun 03, 2010 03:34 AM

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keep hanging in there Patio-you have been and always will be a true warrior in so many different ways to so many grateful people like myself!!!!!!!!!!!!!  Dave oudave83...ps remember the Alamo Muchoest Double Burritoest!!!!!!!!!

I hope all this advice, when taken together, will be of significant assistance.....for all fellow patient head and neck warriors.....and their caregiver warriors...

RE: Under-tongue ulcers from rubbing against teeth?

by Mark_C_2 on Thu Jun 03, 2010 04:43 AM

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Diane,  I had a simular situation that my redialogist said was from the "echoe/reflection" from my fillings going back against my tongue,  It has since healed (radiation ended 4/1/09) but kept us all concerned. God Bless you and keep half full:)  Mark

RE: Under-tongue ulcers from rubbing against teeth?

by Georgenone on Thu Jun 03, 2010 09:32 AM

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On Jun 03, 2010 2:24 AM lovingspouse4 wrote:

On Jun 01, 2010 6:21 AM Georgenone wrote:

Mouth guards and dental splints sound good but will not do much more than cause a sore in a different spot. I cannot comment on Carafate, I know nothing about it. Mouth pain is somewhat a way of life. I've had it more than 2 years with no prospect for an end to it. There are a wide variety of oral rinses that may or may not be of help. Beware of those containing alcohol. Some produce extreme pain!!! Doctor can give you Lidocaine Viscous 2% oral solution, for pain or you can try any of the common sore throat sprays with Lidocaine. They will not end the pain but either will help.

Thanks George,

Bart's been living on the Lidocaine solution for months now. One of the problems with eating by mouth is that everything tastes horrible. How long does that last?

Did you have personal experience with dental splints? I'd never even heard of them before. Our dentist said he'd check to see if the teeth involved have any rough spots that can be smoothed down also.

It's discouraging to hear that you're still being bothered by pain 2 years out, and Mike is 5 years out and still dealing with pain ~ bummer!

As someone said, dealing with this pain is better than dealing with the cancer again. So, this too shall pass, and we'll be grateful, no matter how long it takes.



Not exactly personal experience. Its a process of bonding teeth together to form a bridge thats suppose to be better than ending up with a bunch of loose teeth. Oncologist says its one of those dental procedures that just does not work. I had too many dental procedures that did not work. Small gaps form between teeth that loosen from radiation and can pinch the tongue.

Currently I do not have a tongue or teeth but still have a serious irritation problem. Lower lip rubs against gums and an inch long crack opens up along inner edge of lip. This is one of those little gifts left behind by neck dissections therefore the problem is somewhat permanent.

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