Methadone make teeth fall out?

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curious

Roanoke, VA

#1 Apr 24, 2012
Has anyone experienced any problems with losing their teeth from being on methadone? If so after how long after starting treatment and how many mg?
youneedalife

Huntington, WV

#2 Apr 24, 2012
Ive seen ppl have teeth problems that they never had until being on methadone...the clinic says its from prior drug use...
Howdy Doody

Newport News, VA

#3 Apr 24, 2012
Tooth loss is not listed as a side effect on the official drug information I just read, so I would tend to think it's prior drug abuse catching up with them, especially since those addicted enough to need methadone probably did not take care of their teeth for years.

Since it's a thickened and sweetened liquid, though, proper tooth care is extremely important during methadone treatment. So while I could definitely see someone getting cavities from it if they don't take care of their teeth, that is a dental hygiene issue, and not related to the drug itself.
katie

United States

#4 Apr 24, 2012
I was on methadone for 3yrs my teeth were fine i take good care of my teeth when i came off the methadone within 6 months i had cavities in 8 teeth n some started chipping off. My husband has been on it for 11 yrs n he has had numerous dental work done but takes good care of em n they r fine but i bet as soon as he comes off completely they start messing up

“Often copied, never duplicated”

Level 8

Since: Nov 11

BelAir, CA

#5 Apr 25, 2012
Yeah, if you ever see the recovering people at a methadone clinic, they almost all have rotting teeth. Really strange.
bahaha

Roanoke, VA

#6 Apr 25, 2012
katie wrote:
I was on methadone for 3yrs my teeth were fine i take good care of my teeth when i came off the methadone within 6 months i had cavities in 8 teeth n some started chipping off. My husband has been on it for 11 yrs n he has had numerous dental work done but takes good care of em n they r fine but i bet as soon as he comes off completely they start messing up
Wow! That sucks, is it like ur back teeth or front ones? Reason I ask is I ran in to old college friend and she sd she d been on methadone for about 4 yrs and her teeth just started falling out while she was eating, I mean it was all her front teeth. That reason im asking
really

United States

#7 Apr 30, 2012
Opiates make your teeth soft and methadone has the same effect. I'm 32 and have full dentures b/c of opiate abuse. Methadone is the devils piss.
Amy

United States

#8 Apr 30, 2012
My husband went to the clinic and during and after treatment he has had problems with his teeth!! He asked about it and was told by the nurse that methadone eats the enamel off your teeth which is what caused his to decay... I'm sure the years of drug abuse played a part as well but methadone played apart in it t..

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Since: Nov 11

BelAir, CA

#9 May 1, 2012
and yes, "methadone make teeth fall out". Tarzan make boy beat Jane for dirty loin cloth.
omegas

United States

#10 May 1, 2012
They actually say methadone doesnt mess ur teeth up that he has nothing to do with it from years of research but dont believe it!
opinion

Huntington, WV

#11 May 1, 2012
Could be from all the sweets people eat since it causes sweet cravings!!

“Heaven Doesn't Want Me”

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Since: Feb 11

So I Took Over Hell

#12 May 1, 2012
Spleencage wrote:
and yes, "methadone make teeth fall out". Tarzan make boy beat Jane for dirty loin cloth.
wtf?
hell ya it does

Thunder Bay, Canada

#13 Nov 17, 2013
I never had an addiction and was put on methadone for long term pain. Now my teeth crumble. Holes in them the enamel wears away inside is brown rotten pices. NASTY!
Methadone is a money pit, they will never admit it. I had a tooth come off in one piece literally I hrld what looked like a model of a molar fully intact just fell out of my gums. MY TEETH WERE PERFECTLY FINE.ITS COMPLETE BULLS**T THE GOVRRNMENT IS RAKING IN $ YOU THINK THEY'LL ADMIT TO THAT UM NO!!!!!!!!
SO how is my lifestyle catching up with me? Yes my oral hygiene is fine.....EMBARRASING!-And ya its cause this town is full of addicts which I didnt want too beccome dependant on painpills. BUT I'd rather have taken them as perscribed than losing my teeth DAILY!!!!
-DRs are too scared to presctibe as it has become such a problem.BUT wrecked for ppl that truly need it. Now I have my pain iam very ill. And must deal eith dental issues too. Daned if fo damned if dont.
I dont think rvery dingle person is affected not dure why BUT I do know that 80% of thr ppl with the problem is from the methadone drink.
hell ya it does

Thunder Bay, Canada

#14 Nov 17, 2013
No comments about spelling. Nope not high. No not uneducated was just typing too fast as iam pissed off and frusterated that its denied. METHADONE KILLS YOUR TEETH
hell ya it does

Thunder Bay, Canada

#15 Nov 17, 2013
omegas wrote:
They actually say methadone doesnt mess ur teeth up that he has nothing to do with it from years of research but dont believe it!
DAMN RIGHT IT DOES!-wake up ppl its $$$$$$$$$$
hell ya it does

Thunder Bay, Canada

#16 Nov 17, 2013
really wrote:
Opiates make your teeth soft and methadone has the same effect. I'm 32 and have full dentures b/c of opiate abuse. Methadone is the devils piss.
I HEAR YOU AND WELL PUT!!!
IT'S THE $$$$$$$ no one would take it if it said your teeth WILL fall out break crumble decay..........
hell ya it does

Thunder Bay, Canada

#17 Nov 17, 2013
Amy wrote:
My husband went to the clinic and during and after treatment he has had problems with his teeth!! He asked about it and was told by the nurse that methadone eats the enamel off your teeth which is what caused his to decay... I'm sure the years of drug abuse played a part as well but methadone played apart in it t..
Methadone was the factor....yes drug abuse is bad for your teeth BUT never in my life have I seen more junkies with teeth than ppl on Methadone!!!!
ain colbert

United States

#18 Mar 2, 2014
curious wrote:
Has anyone experienced any problems with losing their teeth from being on methadone? If so after how long after starting treatment and how many mg?
yes! A year after taking it my beaiutiful teeth have chipped and crumbled away i feel like the scum of the earth
ain colbert

United States

#19 Mar 2, 2014
What can i do to prevent further damage its humiliating looking like a crack head from Compton when ive came so far in my recovery to be now toothless at 33.never wuld imagine my healthy teeth wuld now be brown and rotted cant even smile too ashamed.in tears thinking of how im gona get $ to fix my teeth i spent Thousands on braces -i can go on and on..sorry
Kayla

Stafford, VA

#20 Mar 2, 2014
ain colbert wrote:
What can i do to prevent further damage its humiliating looking like a crack head from Compton when ive came so far in my recovery to be now toothless at 33.never wuld imagine my healthy teeth wuld now be brown and rotted cant even smile too ashamed.in tears thinking of how im gona get $ to fix my teeth i spent Thousands on braces -i can go on and on..sorry
haha hows it feel

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