Suboxone and tooth decay

Common Questions and Answers about Suboxone and tooth decay


Avatar f tn ( HELP PLEASE!!
Avatar n tn My teeth were perfect before, and now it will cost thousands of dollars to fix them from tooth decay. 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.
351846 tn?1273619144 I doubt a doctor would give you an honest answer. As far as dental problems yes, yes, yes. I've been told that all opiates cause tooth decay and suboxone can have the same effects on your teeth as methadone.. . anyway.. I dont know if any of its true, but let me tell you that I am in the process of: 1) 2 extractions; 2) 3 root canals; 3) 6 fillings and 4) implants where the extractions are.
Avatar f tn I spoke to a specialist in a detox facility and he explained that the suboxone prevents your body from absorbing calcium and he has treated many people with severe tooth decay as a result of the suboxone. This is what is most devastating to me. I always took great care of my teeth, my dentist complimented me on them and then when he saw me last, his comment was "what happened?" No ruins your teeth. Another reason to stay away from this awful, awful drug!
Avatar f tn for tooth decay, their declaration that the withdrawal is easy (it's not) and many other claims about the drug. I've done some research as far as depression and suboxone and was actually considering doing a "rapid detox". However, this procedure is extremely dangerous and you wake up with extreme cravings for the drug. The physical addiction is gone, however the psychological issues that come afterward are horrific. A couple of people claimed they attempted suicide.
Avatar f tn Suboxone and Methadone are the only opiates I'm aware of that the state (in the US) has sanctioned as being ok to be addicted to for no other reason than that one is already addicted to opiates. As far as I can tell, a good case could be made for standardizing on a "better" state-sanctioned opiate. Nevertheless, those are the two that are available if you're going to do replacement therapy.
Avatar f tn I am in renal failure from taking Suboxone for seven years and I had a lot of these warning signs like tooth decay and gum problems, severe constipation ( which also ruins your kidneys) infections etc. Then the detox process was so horrible, I was unable to eat or drink or even get up from my bed, and the resulting rapid weight loss flooded my system with all of the toxins stored in my fat cells and pretty much decimated my kidneys.
Avatar f tn I also have severe tooth decay after being on Suboxone for so long. I was NEVER on opiates for more than 1-2 years at a time. I have now been on Suboxone for 3-1/2 years and I am feeling worse...physically and mentally. I was advised to report my doctor and I just can't find the help I need. After I saw the new doctor, he said "if you're having problems call me." Well, I was in excruciating pain with my tooth...I called him and he said "Have I seen you before?
1477820 tn?1287435681 I see it as a stepping stone. Some people stay on it forever and that is their choice and their choice alone. No one should critisize them or look down on them because they are on methadone because being on methadone is a hell of a lot better then what they were doing. So that might sound like methadone is the lesser of two evils, if thats the way you want to look at it and the way that most people look at it. But i am so over all the negativity that comes along with methadone.
742791 tn?1232588772 Junig suggests taking Sub this way.... For best results start with a ‘dry’ mouth, bite the suboxone with your front teeth to crush it and dissolve it immediately upon putting it in your mouth, then use your tongue to spread the the concentrated, dissolved medication over all surface areas inside your mouth. A couple points: the intact tablet is not doing anything, so holding it under the tongue takes needless time– get it dissolved right away.
541465 tn?1219431486 many people on long term methadone programmes are encouraged to chew gum and drink loads of water to help prevent tooth decay. My hubby gained heaps of weight on methadone too...he's 3 weeks clean now and is starting to lose the weight he gained.
Avatar n tn hair loss, blurred vision, drug cravings, tooth decay, et al- be sure to read all the side effects that this drug may cause because many of the side effects listed really, really do happen. I know because I have fallen victim to many of them. Please heed the cautions and side-effects and the long-term effects this drug will have on your health, your personality and your life. Avoid it at all costs if you are able!
Avatar f tn It defintely causes dry mouth, which promotes tooth decay, but I think it does something else to the system. I have lose most of my molar- my front teeth still look good, but I live in fear of them just suddenly falling out. 4) It is an uneasy feeling to have this "secret"- I feel like if anyone in my town or at my job found out I'm on methadone, they would think badly of me.
518798 tn?1295215879 My detox from Fentynl involved seizures, 4 week hospitalization, heart arrythmias, a bowel obstruction, and tooth decay from so much vomit. Tried suicide 3 times. Im am no better than anyone. I just want you all to know I care very deeply about all of you. If you got somthing that works for you and your healthy, happy, and clean, God Bless you and your effort. Have a great night everyone, tomorrow is a new day, embrace it as the first day of the rest of you life!
Avatar f tn I was researching the subject and it seems the liquid form has more side effects with weight and tooth decay.But other than that no answers.
1481418 tn?1287881514 Most addicts look for something that gives an immediate high, which is why many of them will snort or inject or use other fast delivery methods. Drugs like methadone and Suboxone/ Subutex are long-acting, which means that instant buzz isn't supposed to happen. Yes, an addict will get high on it if he keeps increasing the dose until it finally kicks in. A person who has no opiate tolerance (is not an addict) may even die at doses that an addict can take and feel absolutely nothing.
Avatar n tn I have been treated for depression since 1991 and am on lexapro and just started gabitril. The problem is that I never sleep well and have become addicted to ambien but do not know how to tell my psych this. I get the ambien over the internet and sometimes take 100mg or more at a time. How do I stop on my own? I cannot afford a clinic and I know my psych will make me go to the hospital if I tell her.
Avatar n tn Thanks to Duchess47, Wepst and JDanMan for your comments and suggestions. I will seriously look into all of your suggestions and hope that it's just some seasonal allergy thing. Thanks again.