I have a strange question that I've not seen addressed here yet. I was on about 500 mg of tramadol for 12 years for fibromyalgia. It worked wonderfully for me and helped me be productive in a way that I hadn't been for so long. I am 45 years old now, so I started taking it at about age 33 or so. I noticed that after about 4 or 5 years my teeth kept breaking on even pretzels and fries. My dentist told me it was the tramadol causing the problems. I'm now looking at a full mouth of implants or dentures for the rest of my life. Has anyone else had this problem? My dentist seems to have seen it before, but I've never seen anyone address it online
Do you crush the medication with your teeth? i have been told that crushing meds. with your teeth can cause this to happen but not suddenly like that no ive never heard of that before. I am taking norco which is an even stronger pain med than tramadol for 7-8 years and have never had any of my teeth break god forbide that ever happen to anyone sorry to hear that. You really havent been taking it that long so im seriously scratching my head on this one.
Hi, i am shocked to hear that, that is awful i'm so sorry for you.
But it got me thinking, and i have always had strong teeth, but over the last couple of years my teeth have been chipping really easily, and parts of fillings have fallen out, as well as gums bleeding every time i brush. This could just be a coincidence, and doesn't really compare to the extent of your dental problems, but it has certainly made me think!! I have been on Tramadol (at high doses) for about 2 years
Unfortunately for these kinds of medications, and others that we generally take, our mouths dry out. I have been on them for years, (you name it, I've tried it, just for a LIFE), anyhow, I went to a specialist from a nearby University Hospital, who told me my ONLY option was to get off ALL the medication I am on (Cymbalta, pain meds,) everything else that my doctor has put me on for fibro, or else I would lose my teeth. I go have them cleaned every three months, just had to have a major gum cleaning. I don't want to lose anymore teeth, and I am just 51, all from a bunch of hoodlums trying to rob me. Good luck!! Keep LOTS of sugar free candies, and hydration with you at all times. That's the key to keeping your mouth lubricated.
I never heard that. I know people who went 3 years on tramadol without that problem. By the way, I´m afraid that at consecuence of my pelvic pain i will have to take tramadol for the rest of my life (the only painkiller that really worked for me). And i hope it´d be more than 40 years (I´m young and my last kid was born this year). Will i have to increase with the years the dosage for the same pain relief result? (I´m actually at 300 mg p day)? thanks in advance
I am 65 years old and having used Tramadol for over12 years. In the past few years I've lost several teeth rotting from the inside out. I've had root canals and crowns. Today a front tooth broke off and I'm horrified. I have a dental appt in two werks. Ugh. I wonder if anyone knows of class action suit against the drug maker. I was never warned about this potential tooth problem and it will cost
- Tramadol Information for Consumers
- Tramadol Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Tramadol (detailed)
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