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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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Will methadone cause any adverse reaction when having several teeth extracted under general anesthesia?
Doing hepc therapy & suffering bad muscle, joint and teeth pain. Online I saw methadone is chosen from percocet, etc bc liver, should I ask my dr 4 this?
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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