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Does methadone rot your teeth?

Does methadone rot your teeth?

No: There is no specific correlation between Methadone and mouth hygiene. The only cause that comes to mind is a substance abuse behaviors in which taking drugs is more important than tooth hygiene. That stated, there is a clear association between methamphetamine and tooth decay. This is due to direct drug effect (poor salivation, teeth grinding) as well as poor hygiene. ...Read more

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Mouth (Definition)

Mouth (mouth) " n. Pl. Mouths 1. A. The body opening through which an animal takes in food. B. The cavity lying at the upper end of the alimentary canal, bounded on the outside by the lips and inside by the oropharynx and containing in higher vertebrates the tongue, gums, and teeth. C. This cavity regarded as the source of sounds and speech. D. The opening to any cavity or canal ...Read more


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I've been on methadone for 13 years always took care of my teeth past 4 years they are rotting cavities in majority of my teeth is this from the meth?

I've been on methadone for 13 years always took care of my teeth past 4 years they are rotting cavities in majority of my teeth is this from the meth?

Nope: "Taking care of your teeth" involves more than brushing and flossing... it includes dental check ups and cleanings at least every six months and restoring your teeth as advised by your dentist. If you haven't been to a dentist in recent memory for routine care, you've got your answer. ...Read more

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Will methadone cause any adverse reaction when having several teeth extracted under general anesthesia?

Will methadone cause any adverse reaction when having several teeth extracted under general anesthesia?

Should be no problem: As long as you are on a relatively stable dose of methadone, your anesthesiologist will be able to assess your needs and plan your anesthetic to ensure your safety and comfort. ...Read more

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Can methadone treatment cause tooth decay?

Can methadone treatment cause tooth decay?

Yes: You need to have a very good oral hygiene care as well as periodic visits to your dentist, probably three times or more a year to follow progression of decay, and give you Fluoride treatments to prevent further decay. ...Read more

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Can methadone cause sores in the corners of your mouth?

Can methadone cause sores in the corners of your mouth?

No: Angular cheilitis is caused by saliva in a deep crease of skin at the corner of the mouth. Usually the saliva gets there during sleep. Some of the irritation is due to enzymes in saliva. Much of the irritation is due to yeast and staph bacteria in the saliva. Try otc Miconazole or Clotrimazole in corners of mouth several times a day, especially at bedtime. It is most common in people who have lost. ...Read more

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I'm taking 150 my of methadone and had mouth surgery today and was prescribed 2 5_325 percocet for pain I'm scared I'll die what do you think?

I'm taking 150 my of methadone and had mouth surgery today and was prescribed 2 5_325 percocet for pain I'm scared I'll die what do you think?

Ask methadone doc: I highly recommend asking the advice of the physician prescribing the methadone. If you have signed a pain management agreement, you may need to do so anyway to avoid being in violation of the agreement; some pain management/narcotic agreements require all narcotic medications to come from a single prescriber. ...Read more

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I took 20mg of methadone instead of 10 for pain, will I be okay?

Odds are: You'll likely be gone as overall this isn't a particularly high dose. You may notice some sedation, nausea, itching or constipation. But the bigger issue is changing how you take a medication, particularly opioids, without reviewing this with your doctor. It's incredibly important to discuss medication changes with your doc. Not doing so could lead to your doc no longer prescribing for you. ...Read more

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Zomorph mr mgs equivalent of 20mls of methadone?

Opiates: That is for your physician treating you to decide. One should never be taking opiates without the express care of a physician. ...Read more

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What is the zomorph mr equivalent to 20 mls of methadone?

Please tell us: How many mg are in the 20 cc or mls of Methadone and then I can tell you what the conversion is. Please resubmit the question. Thanks. Methadone in the states comes in different strengths per cc. ...Read more

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What are the advantages and disadvantages of using methadone vs suboxone?

What are the advantages and disadvantages of using methadone vs suboxone?

Both work: Methadone is only available at special clinics, and is generally less expensive. Suboxone is available from authorized physicians; you may find one at the Buprenorphine web site. ...Read more

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What is the easiest and safest way to detox from methadone?

Methadone: The best and safest way is to do a gradual dose reduction every 2 weeks (although you will read and see shorter times like 3-4 days). This can continue until the dose is so low that it can be discontinued. ...Read more

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Instead of methadone I am going on buprenorphine. Is that ok?

Probably: But if you have a high tolerance, you may not be satisfied and you may have precipitated withdrawal. ...Read more

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Is being stiff & sweaty withdrawals or the methadone?

Methadone: Depends on the dose of methadone. It is common to see this if people run out of their Methadone or try to titrate off too quickly. But if you have just started it, it could be the Methadone itself. ...Read more

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Does methadone cause flatulence?

Does methadone cause flatulence?

Opioids in general: Methadone is an opioid. Opioids are very prone to cause constipation and other bowel related problems linked to evacuation. You may want to try and laxative/stool softener like senna and docusate. ...Read more

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Can methadone withdrawals cause seizures?

Yes: Methadone like all narcotics cause changes in the neurotransmitters in the brain and also can cause damage to the brain that reflects itself as seizures or other type of adverse brain function. They are also reuptake inhibitors that reduce the levels of neurotransmitters in the brain. Need to rebuild the neurotransmitters. Www. Neuroscisncemyths. Com for info and find a doctor to help/. ...Read more

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Is it safe to use methadone while pregnant?

Yes: Methodone is safe for detox or maintanence during pregnancy while under the care of your ob. Methadone use in pregnancy has been associated with lower birth weights. But is far safer in contrast to narcotic abuse, especially cocaine, which is associated preterm labor and placental abruption. ...Read more

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Methadone (Definition)

Methadone is a synthetic opiate used for pain control and in the rehabilitation of opiate addicts. Methadone used in rehabilitation relieves craving, suppresses withdrawal symptoms, and blocks the euphoric effects associated with ...Read more