Q: Last week I got a partial dental appliance. The 4 teeth in the front of my mouth had been a problem for 10 years or so - and the problem progressed faster the last couple of years. The new partial makes me look and feel a lot better. But so far it's a pain when I've eaten. The small particles of food that cluster around the appliance are driving me crazy. I am now taking the appliance out after a meal and rinsing it off. It's more comfortable that way. Is this normal? Do others have problems with adding something new, like contact lenses, partial dental plates, etc. I have a hard time sometimes defining what is fibro and what isn't. -Deborah
A: Great question, Deborah! I know I've had problems adapting to the appliance I wear at night for TMJ, and new crowns tend to bother me if they're not perfectly made. I would guess that fibromyalgia makes it harder to adjust to these kinds of things but I can't say for sure.
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