A lot of things can contribute to that problem. I have been on oxycodone for several years and other pain meds as well. My teeth are solid!!! As a matter of fact... I just had my most recent dental checkup and there is nothing wrong with my teeth. As a matter of fact, I have had multiple dental exams over the years while on pain meds and have had NO dental issues.
Things that can promote tooth decay are poor diet along with hypothyroidism. You may need to be more vigilant about your dental health but there is no reason to worry about dental issues - unless you are already dealing with issues.
I have been taking Oxycontin for 8years at doses of 140mg twice daily. I had an amazing smile with perfect teeth, never had a filling or dental problems. I was given this drug by my pain team in 2009 starting at a 30mg dose twice a day, leading upto the 140mg twice daily, I have now reduced the dose myself and I now take 30mg twice daily. In the last 6 years I have lost 16 of my amazing teeth. I don't eat sweet stuff or junk food, I had a very healthy set of teeth up until 2 years after taking the Oxycontin. I was on no other medication. My dentist stated that the Oxycontin has degraded my teeth to which over the last 6 years I have had to have 16 teeth extracted. I know its the Oxycontin, there is no other reason for the tooth loss.
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