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Does Seroquel cause teeth chipping?

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masso 7 Jun 2017

Yes, a side effect of Seroquel is bruxism (grinding of the teeth), you can wear a dental piece to solve the problem, they are sold at sport stores, or you can have one made by a dentist.

Nervous system
Somnolence usually occurred during the first 2 weeks and resolved with continued therapy.[Ref]

Very common (10% or more): Somnolence (up to 57%), dizziness (up to 18%), headache (21%)
Common (1% to 10%): Hypertonia, incoordination, tremor, speech disorder, ataxia, lethargy, paresthesia, extrapyramidal disorder, balance disorder, hypoesthesia, restless leg syndrome, hypersomnia, tremor
Uncommon (0.1% to 1%): Seizures, akathisia, dyskinesia, tardive dyskinesia, involuntary movements, hyperkinesia, abnormal gait, myoclonus, bruxism, hemiplegia, taste perversion
Rare (less than 0.1%): Neuroleptic malignant syndrome, aphasia, buccoglossal syndrome, choreoathetosis, neuralgia, subdural hematoma
Postmarketing reports: Retrograde amnesia.

Inactive 7 Jun 2017

My dentist just told me recently that bruxism is very common amongst his patients. You don't have to be on medication to have it!

masso 7 Jun 2017

Ok you don´t, but if you take Seroquel, as the list of side effects (potential) that I provided from this site states that; Uncommon (0.1% to 1%): bruxism.

Inactive 7 Jun 2017

Oh, I totally agree with you, Masso. I used to take antidepressants, been off all of them before my last visit, surprised to hear from him that bruxism is common amongst people whether they take ADs or similar meds, or not!

Inactive 7 Jun 2017

BTW, mouth guard per my dentist = $275!. Local pharmacy mouth guard = $18.
Huge diff!

masso 7 Jun 2017

You bet ya!

bestpup 8 Jun 2017

I totally agree with masso.
My dad takes Seroquel for Parkinson's disease.
Through out the day and especially at night he grinds his teeth.
He too has to where a pharmacy mouth guard.
Unfortunately, he can only where it at night due to it's bulkiness. It's very hard to get use to.
Does however make a huge difference.
I would definitely recommend using one at least at night time.
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