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Has anyone with the common symptoms of muscle twitching, weakness, muscle cramping---the whole works----had any dental procedures? I need to visit the dentist and know I will need some work, but I am terrified of what could be the aftermath. I have read a couple of posts from some who developed symptoms after dental procedures (and anesthesia) and I am wondering what others have experienced or any way to avoid problems. Thanks for any responses! Leslie
 

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i went to the dentist, but no sleep meds...so, i don't know. i would be nervous too.....

I don't know, but, you should talk to the dentist i would say, he could tell you and probably do a good tongue and cheek and jaw bone exam for you if you tell him what's been happening...they are the specailist in those muscles..!
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Good luck!

I hate the dentist!

Rgds,

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LRT, your mailbox is full....i can't respond to you....make sure you delete your sent items
 

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Thanks Jamie, and I hadn't thought of talking to the dentist about my jaw and tongue weakness.
 

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Ugh! I hate the dentist!
The last time I went, I had them put me under. Not totally just grogged up. They had to do a root canal, cleaning, and a filling. Had I not been drugged up, with my luck I would have started crying like a baby.

See if they can give you some drugs.:mrgreen:
 

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I was nervous about going to the dentist because it was on a day when I was very weak and shaky and couldn't stay still. I was having a root canal and didn't want to think about flopping around while he was drilling! Plus my speach was off and I didn;t want him to think I was taking a nip at 10am! So I confessed that I was having neuro-muscular problems and told him why I was concerned. The Doc was great and said I was a better patient than many with no medical concerns.

As to the treatment kicking up my symptoms, I feel like anything they do to me these days kicks up my symptoms but I'm not going to let that stop me from living my life. And these days, living my life means ging to lots of doctors and having lots of medical treatments! (LOL) Cindy
 

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Thanks so much everybody. Mike, I am right there with ya, crying like a baby. It's bad enough that I am scared to death of the dentist, but then to be afraid of the procedures making my already not so good symptoms worse, ugghhh! Cindy - those are the answers I was looking for! I guess I will just explain what has been going on and take it from there. Thanks again! Leslie
 

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Glad it helped, Leslie. You have to get those pearly-whites ready for the big smiles you'll be displaying on your graduation day! Cindy
 

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speaking of dental work just 1 month before my symtoms started i had a bunch of it done fillings and caps had like 7 fillings done in a week.
 

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Dental fillings

My husband is in the midst of getting his fillings replaced with porcelain fillings. he had all amalgam or mercury fillings and our naturopath suggested to remove them. Our dentist said he has replaced alot of fillings for people with ms and they had good results.
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dear all,

wanted to revive this old thread.

my mum has very many mercury amalgam fillings and our holistic therapist has suggested having them removed and replaced by porcelain.

however, i am worried about the affect this might have on mum. she already has difficulty speaking and having a very sore mouth with lots of pulled teeth isn't going to make things better. however, she is adamant she wants them removed.

would any of you suggest we go ahead with this? is it ok for her to go under a general anesthetic? i just wanted to see if anyone else had had this done, with positive or negative affects.

god bless.
 

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All I know is that stress is bad for those that have ALS, it is a proven fact, whereas there is controversy surrounding the amalgam fillings, and no proven connection. If your mum hates the dentist, I would have reservations, regardless of type of sedation.

But, if you could frame it in a context of making her "more attractive" with enamel colored fillings, i.e. something "nice" to do for her, and this is something that would be pleasing to her, then that might be a way to cover all of the bases. Kind of like a day at the spa, rather than having her dwell on the negative.
 

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Opps ... just realized I answered an old thread. Duh!

I agree with Rose. If she is bound and determined to have it done, and can afford it, might as well. There is no proof it has any affect on ALS, but I'd hate for any PALS to believe they hadn't tried everything they think might help.

Probably best to do it slowly, and minimize the stress to her body.
 
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Hi rocmg. How old is your mom? I'm against having fillings removed just because someone THINKS it might be beneficial. Some others here have had fillings replaced at great pain and expense. None have reported back with any discernable benefit. If she does decide to do it, my dentist recommends having it done by a specialist that does a lot of procedures and will trap all the waste. He feels that drilling out one filling improperly would expose you to more mercury than years of having them in.

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Al: my mum has 50 and she had her first mercury filling when she was 14. she continued to get them right up until she was in her mid-20s.

rose & Beth: she has always talked about having her teeth done again "properly," and now expense isn't really an issue. i think she would definitely feel better about having them out. Of course nothing is proven on that front, and we're not expecting any miracles, but you are right in saying that we feel we must try everything.

thanks all for your replies.

god bless.
 
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