Originally Posted by iceflame
Help, whats going on with my teeth! They used to be great, but the last few months my wisdom teeth have started to crumble. Have been on oxcycontin and oxcycodone for 5 years and have just started hydromorphone
. Im also on a pretty big concoction of other meds but don't take them as regularly. Any ideas? Thanks!
If you read up a little on oxycodone
, (oxycontin) as in not recreationally, you'll find several excerpts that pertain To dry mouth, particularly while sleeping, and for some odd reason, calcium deficiencies. Taking care of oral hygiene while on OPES is super important, as my mother, who's on oxycodone, has been for 5 years, uses correctly as prescribed slacked a little on oral hygiene, and ended up getting an almost life threatening case of cellulitus from and infected tooth caused by the dry mouth and calcium deficiency. She almost died.
My suggested routine, (and I'm new here so I'm not sure plugging
is allowed, if not please let me know) there's a line of products from "Biotene" specifically used for piercing and dry mouth. My routine is wake up, rinse first with the mouthwash, brush good with the toothpaste, a tiny rinse again, (dont forget to floss your Teef with some stripper under wear hehe) and throughout the day, chew a few pieces of the Biotene dry mouth gum. It tastes great, and works wonders. Now just to clear this up, I'm a legitimate user, and I splurge in occasion, and within a month of being on oc (before making this this routine) took a HUGE chunk out of one of my front teeth feasting a soft sandwich lol. Anyways sorry for rambling, I just dosed my oc, 2 norcos, a soma, and 1mg klonopin
, p.s. I feel fucking AMAZING. If you'd like to flame me or something feel free. Best of luck to your chompers!!
yumyumgimmesome added 5 Minutes and 53 Seconds later...
Originally Posted by iceflame
Good afternoon from Australia everyone who posted a reply on this thread im very greatful. Saw my Dr yesterday & he said "Narcotic analgesics
cause a dry mouth which results in teeth dying, and it happens to approx 70% of long term patients using such medications, not singularly oral use". He recommended a special toothpaste for dry mouths which he claims is very beneficial. If anyone is interested I will get the name of it , sorry I haven't got it on me right now. So inevitably im off to the dentist when I find the courage.....bad experience when I was 15 (male dentist molested me just before an extraction) Obviously I've been too afraid to EVER go again! Thanks to you all again....wish me courage please! Em
iceflame added 3 Minutes and 30 Seconds later...
P.S I apologize if I wasn't meant to mention the molestation on here. Please let me know if that was inappropriate.
The thing I've noticed about this community, is that were all technically friends and fam lol. There's even the brother on brother bickering and fighting and drama...so I'm sure you're fine, and I'm very sorry to hear about your Dr dropout dentist asshat that can't get affection anywhere else <3