Suboxone and teeth

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I brush my teeth, just the Suboxone wears them down and makes the sugar I eat and drink do a lot worse on my teeth. Just wanted everyone to know that there are risks, especially for long-term. To answer our question, I paid around $7-$9 a film from my old drug store. Now I'm on insurance from my job, and I only pay $30 a month for it.
I am currently on suboxone maintaince, and don't do percs anymore, but I used to get sobo's on the street and take opiates later in the day and they worked. The naloxone in the suboxone is what makes other opiates not work for the 8-10 hour time (I say 8-10 depending on your metabolism, etc. I personally have done it in 6 hours). The naloxone only is active for 6-8 hours after taking your suboxone, and once the naloxone is out of the picture, you can take whatever you want.
i also have 3 fistulas in my upper jaw, and it is painful all of the time. my teeth started to fall out and break off, and i know that my pain doc talked to my dentist-my pain doc had me on heavy anti-biotics for 3 months to treat the infection. then i injured my knee- there is a large bone piece loose in between my kneecap, and my knee is worn unevenly- it gets really painful if i am on a ladder or even on my feet for long.
In (07) I went for a full Gastric Bypass to GAIN WEIGHT and at this time 5 years laster stuck on pain killers and the surgery I lost teeth Vitamin deff. Body all screwed up etc(thank god im in the dental industry) But havent worked) ALL I WANT IS MY HEALTH. NOW IM ADDICTED TO PAIN MEDS the DOC who prescribed said u would be deppended but not addidted< I said whats the difference.
My surgery involved being put under anesthesia while they pulled 4 impacted wisdom teeth.
well the only way to quit doing something is to quit, not change to doing something that is really the same thing methadone and suboxone are not that metabolically different and they both have the same stigma there is only one program that Promises freedom from active addiction and it aint the suboxone program now if you are serious about getting clean the clinic has no right to delay your dose adjustment when you talk to your clinic theripist what did they say to you, did they refuse a decrease
Im on suboxone and I take 3 quarters a day of the tablets, im getting all four of my wisdom teeth removed and will be sedated,they are doing a IV and local anesthesia. I do not want to tell the surgeon because they will look at me differently. What should i do taper myself to a quarter a day and then not do any the day before and of the surgery? What should i do and will i be ok if i do that?
you cant take "pain pills" while on the suboxone and suboxone doesnt control pain. Does the hydrocodone not help the pain? You might want to check out the Pain Management Forum Good Luck! also.....why did you tell your Dr. you were taking the hydro's if you knew you'd be discharged?
I have never drank, or done an street drugs in my life. In 2004 I had three of my teeth go abscessed at once and I was prescribed hydrocodone and from there it slowly went down hill. By 2011 I was introduced to 30 mg OC and it was awesome. I could take two of those a night and it would do its magic all night and than some.
I was put on Xanax for my anxiety, Prozac for my depression and 10mg of suboxone, and now living back with my mother (I'm 24...oh joy to living back with the mother lol). It's now one year on and i have dropped my dose down to 4mg a day..(still on antidepressants and xanax).
I took my first dose a couple hours ago, 8 mg film, and I did it wrong I guess. When I put it under my tongue it got stuck to my tooth and gums and mouth but not much under my tongue. I tasted it dissolve all over my mouth really, I also think I may have had something to drink too soon after taking it because I tasted more of it when I drank my gatorade about 10 minutes later (maybe a little less, like 7-8 minutes).
I am scared to stop the treatment because of the withdrawal that will happen and I am already really skinny. Im so hurt im going through this and now my teeth!! I've been told im a pretty girl and now at my prime, 25 years old, my teeth are falling apart :( HELP PLEASE!!
First and foremost, knowing what I know now I should have never been on suboxone. I took it as an easy way out because I didn't want to withdrawal. As I describe in my profile, I was on pain medication during my cancer treatment, once the pain subsided during my treatment I stopped taking the pain meds. However, I did not take into account how long I'd been on them. I took them as the doctor prescribed for 4-5 months, which in itself is a very short time from what I've read on these boards.
I never confronted a doctor about any of this, which is ironic since the doctor prescribed me bottles of perks when I was 14 and got my wisdom teeth out. Now I'm 24, and have been a daily user (need it rather then want it) for at least 4 years or so... I have been purchasing large batches of suboxone from various friends/acquaintances. My daily usage is approx. 2 mg in the morning, and 2 mg at night.
how much opiates were you using? i have been on suboxone and methodone. the suboxone was not strong enough for me. i felt like i was in a hole and unable to move. i was later told while i was in rehab that it would not have been strong enough which is why they put me on methodone. methodone was a huge help.
I've posted about 3 or 4 times with little response so I really was excited to see someone share with me. I'm 58 days clean and that includes 30 days on suboxone. I just have fuzzy vision and my glasses for reading don't seem to work anymore. And believe me, I did nothing but read books from the library and take pain pills for 3 yrs at least! My glasses seemed to work fine then.
You've spent 6 years now on methadone and suboxone combined.. whats a few weeks of not feeling physically well and a few months or residual withdrawal compared to 6 years!
I was addicted to percocet and vicodin for about two years on and off and went into treatment for that. I am now addicted to the suboxone which I even told my doctor and he didn't want to wean me. This is nothing but a money maker for doctors. I have weaned myself down from 16 mg a day...down to six mg on my own and I am now on 2 mg/day....but I am nauseous and severely depressed since my NEW doctor lowered my dose.
My question is whether switching to methadone would perhaps help my drug cravings and depression better than suboxone?I am willing to be on a maintenance dose for life if that is what it takes for me to live a normal life free of depression and drug obsession.
I am post sub a year and two months and I dont have craving for vikes ever but still have cravings for the sub.
or first thing in the morning, i wake up FREEZING, cold to the bones, teeth chattering and goosebumps...the whole shabang...i have NO IDEA why? but i will ask my sub doctor about this now that i know i'm not alone...let me know if you come up with anything please...
I need to be taken off my oxy's/ morphine because I am starting to abuse them chasing that "zero" pain level. I had back surgery 2 years ago and still have pain. Has anyone tried suboxone for pain management...does it even help with pain?? or is it just for withdrawls?
I managed an agonizing taper to 30 mgs and made the switch to suboxone. I had been on methadone after 5 years, and the mental part of my addiction seemed to be over, however I was sooooo physically dependant on the m'done I couldnt get off. I inducted on Suboxone at 16mgs daily on March 25, 2008. Today I am now taking 1mg daily and getting ready for my next decrease. The wd's coming off sub are not the most comfortable thing in the world, but WAY better than m'done!
And then if you are unsuccessful call a doctor for Suboxone. Suboxone is also an opiate so it also must be tapered and some people do have withdrawals with it. You may be able to just do this once by getting of the oxy by tapering, instead of starting another drug that you have to taper to get off of.. You see what I am saying?
Now today at day 11 I can honestly say for the first time in 14 years I am HAPPY! I am loving life and getting out and doing things that I hadn't done in a long time. Suboxone saved my life and gave me the chance to take control of the life that was Addiction. This is my life now and Addiction though it will always be there is no longer calling all the shots. Do I think I will go through life and never have something that tries to get me to use again?
My mistake, however, was thinking that Suboxone was a miracle cure, and that it was this magical medication for drug addiction. Unfortunately, it is just another opiate, which is why you have absolutely no withdrawal symptoms. Your body cannot tell the difference, and soon your mind won't either. If you stay on 8 mg every 12 hours, you will probably feel high all the time. I think Sub should be used as a detox med, and nothing more.
5 mg next week? Will that help the withdrawal? Or should I just stop now and grit my teeth and bare it? If I do that, does anyone see my withdrawals being very severe or lasting for a very long time? Also, any support you guys could give me would be amazing. I really want to kick this crap. I hate living my life this way. I just want to be free. I want to wake up in the morning and just lay there, feeling happy, not immediately rushing for my prescription. Or worrying I'll run out.
i started taking methadone about 3 months ago and in the last week or so my teeth started hurting, at first it was a dull pain but now its a throbing pain and all my teeth and even my jaw are killing me, why? ive always had pretty healthy teeth and just had my rutine cleaning in january and no problems then.
I had all upper teeth surgically removed a week ago. Was on Suboxone -3 2mg films) so my pc switched me to Methadone(10mg 3x a day or as NEEDED) so that Dentist could control the pain via 'Norco' (hydrocodon*/acet-5/325) Note *hydroconDON not 'done'--wth is with making so many dif-but-similar drugs with dif-but similar names??? Enough to mix up even a real DOC! Now, being a recovering addict/self Doc- (LOL, are we not all 'supposed self taught docs-so we think?
So as most of you know, I have been on Suboxone for a year and 2 months. I should have done a short taper, I was only on Vicodin, wish I knew better, blah blah blah. I mistakenly listened to my dr. who said that this "miracle" drug could be taken for the rest of my life if I needed it. I was taking one 2mg pill every morning, but about a month ago it began wearing off at night, and I found that I could not sleep. I began adding 1/4 of a pill, so .
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