Can Teeth Rot Because Of Oxycontin Use

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claire Says:
ive been on these for about 7 years and was just asking coz my teeth are slowly getting worse also on oxynorm amitriptoline seratail co-codamol and have just started on fentanyl patches please help

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Verwon Says:
Your teeth can be affected by many medications, especially narcotics. The problem is caused due to the fact that they tend to sap the minerals from your body, plus they cause dry mouth, which allows more bacteria to sit on your teeth.

From the medications you are taking, all of the narcotics, the Oxycontin, Co-Codamol, Oxynorm and the Fentanyl can cause a loss of calcium, as well as dry mouth.

And the Amitryptiline can also cause dry mouth as a side effect.






Many people on long-term narcotic pain management end up with severe dental issues and a lot have lost all their teeth and required dentures or implants.

Is there anything else I can help with?

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Christine Says:
You need to search for and follow/join those of us who've also suffered from extensive tooth loss as a result of having been prescribed/taken any of the "oxy" pain medications. There are many of us! Look for the discussion thread called "Oxycontin damaged my teeth".... Be sure to read the very first post (that started it all), as well as as many, if not all of the subsequent posts. The posts toward the end (like within the last year or so) will cover what we as a group are trying to do to"get our smiles back" We may not be successful, and its definitely going to take A LOT OF TIME AND EFFORT, but one thing is certain... nothing will happen if we don't at least try to make something happen! Hope to see you on our forum, Christine

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kacee Says:
Mine too n its been since 07. Bs

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Stacey Says:
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Christine I would love to join the group. How can I join. Pls give me the info. I have lost my teeth the same way

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Christine Says:
I am not personally involved in that forum anymore (that I mentioned in an earlier post) because my own medical issues take up most all my time just to deal with. However, if you go to that forum, you'll find a lot of members who are still trying to initiate legal action against the drug manufacturers and, from what I understand, they are trying to put together a separate forum for all tooth decay sufferers to be able to communicate with one another (something I had tried to do but couldn't get anyone to cooperate, surprisingly). Personally, and unless one of their members happens to BE an attorney, I have serious doubts that there will ever be a successful classes action suit against the drug companies so that they'll pay to have our teeth fixed. That being said, I wish them all the best and I would encourage you to join in their conversations. Take care, be well, and good luck in your endeavors! Christine

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Stacey Says:
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Christine I appreciate you getting back to me, but how do I join in that group? I'm not quite understanding about how to proceed. Ty

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