It appears you have not yet Signed Up with our community. To Sign Up for free, please click here....

Pain Management Message Board

Pain meds and NSAIDS causing tooth decay, It's true

Post New Thread   Closed Thread
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 09-12-2004, 08:58 AM   #1
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Oklahoma
Posts: 181
goddessdana HB User
Pain meds and NSAIDS causing tooth decay, It's true

I am a group facillitator for a chronic pain support group. I get a newsletter now and then from them. I was stunned when i read in the latest publishing that NSAIDS and pain pills can cause tooth decay. It comes from not having enough saliva. The saliva does something to protect the tooth enamel. So if you have a severely dry mouth like I do at night then you are at risk for tooth decay. It makes sense to me now, But previously i had been blaming my tooth decay on previous street drug use. But low and behold pain meds NSAIDS and yes some anti-depressents and actually any drug that causes dry mouth can and will cause tooth decay. Only problem is this state won't pay to have youre teeth fixed hell they won't even give you dentures just yank them out then next thing you know youre drinking soup through a straw. Not that I'm at that point yet. But they are getting bad. Anyone else on these meds having bad tooth decay????


Sponsors Lightbulb
Closed Thread

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Board Replies Last Post
Excruciating teeth pain :( redworrier Dental Health 10 01-18-2007 01:16 PM
Help With Dental Pain mpowers32 Dental Health 1 12-02-2006 04:05 PM
In tremendous pain, abcessed tooth! Preemiemama01 Dental Health 7 06-27-2005 06:13 AM
Tooth Pain on Right Side of Mouth greeneyes100 Dental Health 6 05-23-2005 09:24 AM
PAIN with new fillings - HELP?? Emak Dental Health 12 04-20-2005 09:35 PM
Major pain with a cavity filling air_20 Dental Health 17 03-03-2005 11:27 PM
Pain from broken tooth Gilly Bean Dental Health 8 04-12-2004 03:05 PM
Dentists = Pain - new filing, now in pain. Willzviewz Dental Health 5 11-18-2003 05:31 PM
tooth decay most_teeth Dental Health 2 03-27-2003 05:12 PM

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Sign Up Today!

Ask our community of thousands of members your health questions, and learn from others experiences. Join the conversation!

I want my free account

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 09:36 PM.

Site owned and operated by HealthBoards.comô
© 1998-2018 HealthBoards.comô All rights reserved.
Do not copy or redistribute in any form!