Hi, shawna, It seems to be with sweet foods that can trigger the pain, sometimes chocolate, sometimes cakes. I've been eating Bananas for years, had to change to Bananas because apples appeared to be getting too tough and difficult to eat with less rear molars..... lol
I've noticed after eating a Banana sometimes the pain kicks in, but not always.
No effect on the stomach with eating fruit.
Yes I do slump when sat down at my desk.
Yes I do tend to sit with my head forward looking at PC screen.
I dont know whether to think the pain just starts on its own or by eating, or by eating certain foods or by Tooth Hypersensitivity. My Dentist said it could be tooth Hypersensitivity that triggers the TN pain, she said teeth have microscopic holes that lead to the tooths pulp, when cold or hot substance enters these holes it can aggravate the pulp causing tooth Hypersensitivity, which then can start the TN nerve to be in pain.
I've Googled Tooth Hypersensitivity and also Tooth Pulpitis, basically its one of two things, Reversible Pulpitis or Irreversible Pulpitis. Its when the tooths pulp can be deceased which causes the tooths nerve to react, inflammation of the pulp which triggers pain etc etc................. and its from eating sweet, cold, hot foods.
Normally with Reversible Pulpitis and Tooth Hypersensitivity the pain soon subsides within seconds or minutes, its when the pain stays for hours and hours the cause is Irreversible Pulpits, this means the pulp cannot recover and the tooth will need either Root Canal or an extraction.
So I am not sure what the cause of the pain is.......
Is it a Dental problem ?
Was it caused because of Dental procedures ? (pain did start for me after a failed root canal, causing an extraction).
Is the problem caused with age, is it a nerve condition that some people are destined to get ?
I don't know anymore, I'm so fed up of all the pain. I'm in pain right now from early this morning, the pain is not as bad as usual but I'm sure it will get worst as the minutes go by. I reckon I will end up at my Dentist again by the end of the week, I'll will be begging her to take another tooth out............... the Amitriptyline my GP gave me I find it hard to accept the side-effects, so I will have to stop them again (I hate taking any strong medication), over the counter pains killers is all I can seem to stomach.
Shawna it will be interesting to hear what your study brings up, I'm sure others will also be interested.................
Dallas, I am researching trying to figure out how the neck and possibly food can tie in to all this. I was wondering if you had been sitting in a position possibly with poor posture or with your head/neck in a forward position, like looking at a computer screen? Have you ever noticed any stomach problems after eating bananas before? Have you ever noticed having problems after eating other foods or just the banana? Sorry to be so nosey, don't feel obligated to answer. I just really want to figure this all out. I have noticed my ear pain is worse after I eat sugar and possibly wheat.