Teeth !! - The rotting affects of opiates

Teeth !! - The rotting affects of opiates

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Fenrys
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Teeth !! - The rotting affects of opiates

:jawdrop: Those of us that have been on opiates for any length of time will have noticed the effect of dry mouth on the Waiting ir teeth! Well, please imagine if you will, coupling that with being struck off my original dental list by a new and ambitious practise manager (I fell over 8 hrs before my appointment) who got annoyed when I cancelled and refused to pay the penalty as the appointment was filled by another patient and not wasted - so having to go on a FOUR YEAR waiting list then moving from the area and going on another list ! Well you can imagine how my teeth look Sad Broken,rotten,missing at the front - they are awful!! I have tried many of the recommended toothpastes/mouthwashes that are supposed to combat dry mouth but to be honest I didn't find them that good :-(
Today I finally got a waiting list for a local dentist - so I am on my way to saying goodbye to my awful Heroine addict teeth lol !!!

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its another thing we have to live with

i have nice teeth but as i am opiates too and have been for 6 years now i have noticed i have a dry mouth and its the dry mouth that knackers your teeth .i drink loads of water and always clean my teeth with an oral b high end power brush .my advice is drink loads and clean you teeth more than normal and chew gum and use a good none alcohol mouth wash oral b make one as do many other manufacturers .also make sure your bed room is cool and you have fresh air in there because if you sleep in a hot room your mouth will dry out quick .i have a glass of water at night and is gone in the morning! .i know its a pain but keep your mouth moist
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1997 laminectomy
2007 repeat laminectomy and discectomy L4/L5
2011 ALIF {L4/L5/S1}
2012 ? bowel problems .still under investigation
2014 bladder operation may 19th 2014

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water

Hi jim,
Yes u r right with the water lol - I use a 1 litre squash bottle filled with water and probably on average drink 3 maybe 4 during day/night !!!
That is a different mouthwash to try - thank you!! At the moment using "corsodyl" as I had an infection that is now gone!!
Unlike u I have teeth to make shane mcgowan(pouges) proud lol I had great teeth but thru losing regular dentist (on list again)they are quite bad now Sad being fixed soon!!
I will try that mouthwash thanks again!!!
Gotta run the dog (58 days pregnant + a few false alarms) is nesting so.......this may be the real time ...wish me luck!!! Smile thanks again xx

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good luck with the pregnancy

my wife was a mid wife and is now a health visitor i dont think you have them over there we are in the uk .she is like a district nurse but only looks after new born rather than all ages ,she dose that part time and the rest of the time she is a manager in the health service .just a bit of blar blar for you }my wife said that your teeth problems may also be due to the fact that you are pregnant as your baby will rob anything its need from you !
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1997 laminectomy
2007 repeat laminectomy and discectomy L4/L5
2011 ALIF {L4/L5/S1}
2012 ? bowel problems .still under investigation
2014 bladder operation may 19th 2014

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I am no a....merican lol!!

Laughing I am no a....merican lol!! I'm just loud cause I'm Welsh :-)Love the Floyd cover by the way!!I love Great gig in the sky - hubby can't stand it so bone of contention lol xx I think ur wifes point is more than valid as tho not preg now I have been twice (the 2nd when I did my back) so yes calcium loss is an issue even with good diet etc!
I am really bad at taking supplements And I know I should eg joint supps etc but hey ho !! Lol
Thanx very much and please thank ur wife for me !!! X0x0