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graci11

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I've had this bad pain in the gums for 20 years now after I got my upper left wisdom tooth extracted. Soon after I realized that my pain was always followed by vomiting. For years, I have been to different doctors and specialists, and every single one of the doctors said that there is no connection between gums and vomiting. I even got a root canal done to see if that would help, but that was no use. Lots of doctors said that it was acid reflux and put me on heavy PPIs and it would never help. Fast forward 15 years (5 years ago) I had Invisalign treatment to straighten my teeth and a couple months after starting the treatment my pain disappeared. My treatment finished 2 years ago, and my orthodontist wanted some more adjustments and so did wire braces for some time. One day when she adjusted the wire, my pain came back followed by CVS attack. I went back to my orthodontist who said she would try and adjust something and the pain went away again. I was at my orthodontist 5 weeks ago when she was adjusting, and the pain was so bad in her office that she decided to not touch it anymore. I went back to her 3 weeks ago and she tried to adjust something and that didn't do anything. I have this constant vomiting attacks now and terrible pain in my gum. My orthodontist says that she really doesn't know what to do any more. 
I wonder if this whole CVS thing is dental origin and I am in so desperate need of help. 
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WOW
I have been waiting for you to show up here! check out my post about dental problems as trigger. I would say take the metal out and go back to the plastic ones. good luck
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Making some leaps here that I am not qualified to do but if CVS has a migraine connection, and if the adjustments aggravated a nerve or muscle, maybe that is the trigger to the adjustments and the vomiting?

I agree with Steve to go back to the plastic, hopefully your teeth have benefited and you medically don't require more straightening.

In addition to Steve's posts on dental issues and CVS, there are lots of posts about the erosion of teeth when vomiting.  When my daughters CVS was most active, she had braces and it was a near miss of having the bases removed to prevent damage to her tooth enamel.

And you reminded me of one more thing.  My daughter has a rib amputated during a surgical procedure. She needed a brace around the area of the amputation.  This brace pressed on the amputated area and triggered vomiting.  Her nurse refused to let her try no brace but her doctor was game.  24 hours after removing that thing the vomiting ended.  I don't think this was CVS but more a result of the pressure triggering her vomiting.

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graci11

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Thank you so much for your responses. I am not sure if plastic ones would help anymore than metal braces. I say that because I had no braces after my wisdom tooth removal and I suffered pain for 15 years. Invisalign did take it away, but I've had metal braces for over a year now and had a pain only once in between and my ortho took care of it. It started again a few weeks ago at her office when she was doing an adjustment and now she doesn't know how to go back. The first time when she adjusted I think was just something she tried and worked. This time she doesn't know how to go back. Like ginny said, the adjustment probably aggravated a nerve or muscle and that possibly triggers vomiting for me. But I don't think the erosion is because of vomiting, because I always feel the pain in my gums even before I start vomiting. I am even thinking about reversing my dental treatment to the last point when I know I didn't have pain. But that is going to cost me thousands of dollars, and I am not even sure if that will take the pain away.
 

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I would check with a neurologist. Part of their registration process asks you about dental and jaw problems and trying into the onset of issues. 
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Thanks wynnak. I will do that. I am desperate right now. 
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