Biting cheeks

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awransburg

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I was diagnosed in Oct.2006 and just had a PEG placed two weeks ago. I would still like to drink some liquids but find that when I drink and swallow, my back teeth seem to bite the insides of my cheeks. Has anyone else experienced this? Any remedy for it? thanks
 

CindyM

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Did you try tucking your chin while you swallow? It is supposed to help with chocking but it may keep your jaw in line and away from your cheeks. Just a thought...
 

KateO

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I too bite my cheeks. What a drag! I mostly bite the insides of my mouth when I am sleeping.

Hopkins ALS Clinic recommended I use a mouthguard. You can just purchase at the drug store. Need to be honest and let you know that I haven't done it yet. I plan to but...

Good luck.
 
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