Old 05-10-2016, 09:26 AM #1 (permalink)
New Member
 
Join Date: 2014
City: Virginia Beach
State: Virginia
Country: US
Diagnosed: 09/2014
Interest: I have been diagnosed with ALS.
Posts: 55
Sunvista is on a distinguished road
Sunvista Sunvista is offline
New Member
Join Date: 2014
City: Virginia Beach
State: Virginia
Country: US
Diagnosed: 09/2014
Interest: I have been diagnosed with ALS.
Posts: 55
Sunvista is on a distinguished road
Default numbness in front teeth

I have been diagnosed with bulbar onset ALS. Lately I have been experiencing numbness in my upper two front teeth. My dentist did one of those panoramic x-rays and couldn't find anything wrong. Could this be at all related to ALS?

While on the subject of ALS symptoms, lately I've been clearing my throat a LOT! I should say my windpipe. Not only beverages but saliva, mucous and really fluids of any type. Does ALS paralyze the epiglottis?
Sunvista is offline  
Old 05-10-2016, 10:13 AM #2 (permalink)
lgelb's Avatar
Extremely Helpful Member

Forum Moderator
 
Join Date: 2009
City: Seattle
State: WA
Country: US
Diagnosed: 09/2009
Interest: I lost a loved one to ALS/MND.
Posts: 4,447
lgelb has a brilliant futurelgelb has a brilliant futurelgelb has a brilliant futurelgelb has a brilliant futurelgelb has a brilliant futurelgelb has a brilliant futurelgelb has a brilliant futurelgelb has a brilliant futurelgelb has a brilliant futurelgelb has a brilliant futurelgelb has a brilliant future
♥ lgelb lgelb is offline
Extremely Helpful Member

Forum Moderator

lgelb's Avatar
Join Date: 2009
City: Seattle
State: WA
Country: US
Diagnosed: 09/2009
Interest: I lost a loved one to ALS/MND.
Posts: 4,447
lgelb has a brilliant futurelgelb has a brilliant futurelgelb has a brilliant futurelgelb has a brilliant futurelgelb has a brilliant futurelgelb has a brilliant futurelgelb has a brilliant futurelgelb has a brilliant futurelgelb has a brilliant futurelgelb has a brilliant futurelgelb has a brilliant future
Default Re: numbness in front teeth

Yes, it can.
The numbness could be from biting down at night.
Are you on BiPAP?
lgelb is offline  
Old 05-10-2016, 03:35 PM #3 (permalink)
New Member
 
Join Date: 2014
City: Virginia Beach
State: Virginia
Country: US
Diagnosed: 09/2014
Interest: I have been diagnosed with ALS.
Posts: 55
Sunvista is on a distinguished road
Sunvista Sunvista is offline
New Member
Join Date: 2014
City: Virginia Beach
State: Virginia
Country: US
Diagnosed: 09/2014
Interest: I have been diagnosed with ALS.
Posts: 55
Sunvista is on a distinguished road
Default Re: numbness in front teeth

Quote:
Originally Posted by lgelb View Post
Yes, it can.
The numbness could be from biting down at night.
Are you on BiPAP?
Not on BiPAP.
Sunvista is offline  
Old 05-10-2016, 04:00 PM #4 (permalink)
ShiftKicker's Avatar
Moderator
Forum Moderator
 
Join Date: 2015
City: Vancouver
State: BC
Country: CA
Diagnosed: 06/2015
Interest: I have been diagnosed with UMND/PLS.
Posts: 914
ShiftKicker is a splendid one to beholdShiftKicker is a splendid one to beholdShiftKicker is a splendid one to beholdShiftKicker is a splendid one to beholdShiftKicker is a splendid one to beholdShiftKicker is a splendid one to beholdShiftKicker is a splendid one to behold
♥ ShiftKicker ShiftKicker is offline
Moderator
Forum Moderator

ShiftKicker's Avatar
Join Date: 2015
City: Vancouver
State: BC
Country: CA
Diagnosed: 06/2015
Interest: I have been diagnosed with UMND/PLS.
Posts: 914
ShiftKicker is a splendid one to beholdShiftKicker is a splendid one to beholdShiftKicker is a splendid one to beholdShiftKicker is a splendid one to beholdShiftKicker is a splendid one to beholdShiftKicker is a splendid one to beholdShiftKicker is a splendid one to behold
Default Re: numbness in front teeth

Laurie is right- Jaw spasticity can cause teeth clenching. Depending on where you are possibly applying pressure, it could cause anything from numbness to serious pain. Until I started on Tizanidine, I had alternating cheek and jaw pain and numbness= what I thought was a need for a root canal, but ended up being nerve compression from jaw clenching.

Fiona
ShiftKicker is offline  
Closed Thread

Tags
als, als symptoms, bulbar, bulbar onset, dentist, diagnosed, onset, saliva, symptoms, wrong


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Teeth?! Nuts Rants & Raves 41 03-08-2015 08:05 PM
Falling apart in front of PALS NeedCourage Rants & Raves 22 12-10-2014 06:40 PM
Allís quiet on the PLS front! Mike in Maine General Discussion About PLS 13 11-05-2014 07:51 AM
Are front-neck muscle cramps always a symptom of something serious like ALS, MS, ...? flambaz Do I Have ALS? Is This ALS? 7 08-19-2014 04:33 PM
have you changed the front page momofsixkids60 Suggestions, Problems or Bugs 3 10-13-2011 04:30 PM
What about those teeth? pjm220 People With ALS - "PALS" 4 09-14-2010 04:04 PM
It's Because Of My Teeth? Zaphoon General Discussion About PLS 6 05-15-2010 02:01 PM
IPLEX/ALS front page NY Times! rose General Discussion About ALS/MND 7 03-31-2010 10:19 PM
ALS and front temporal dementia leegardens Current Caregivers (CALS) 4 04-26-2008 07:17 PM
made the front page jimO General Discussion About ALS/MND 8 06-19-2007 09:29 AM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 07:40 PM.

 

Who we are

"We are a volunteer-driven online community that originated in 2003. We are a resource for anyone affected by ALS and MND. We are a community of like-minded and compassionate individuals. Together we are the ALS Forum and together we build this online resource and online community."

 

Want to help?

Have you found our website helpful? Do you enjoy having a place to talk to people that are knowledgeable about ALS and MND? If you have found it helpful to chat with people at different stages of the ALS/MND journey we encourage you to get involved.

Copyright © 2016