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scooterjon58
scooterjon58

I've been losing teeth since February 2016. I drink 2 Cokes a day and my dental hygiene has never ever been any good. I've now lost 2 of my 4 front teeth. I finally look like a hockey player! lol I blame steroids that were given to me in the '90's for my Multiple Sclerosis exacerbations. I also heard yesterday that Copaxone can damage teeth. I was on Copaxone for 20+ years. I saw an oral surgeon yesterday to get the rest of my teeth taken out and he agreed steroids can do this. For the rest of my life go to scooterjon58.com.

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I had several teeth break off in my early 20s but not an issue since.

Thanks Stacy. One of my front teeth fell out eating a piece of toast! I laugh now but it got me thinking something else is helping my tooth loss, scooterjon58.com.

Yeah John, I too lost my teeth, in around 2015, 2016. I fially had to get them all pulled out as way too many infections & abcesses, I wasn't on ant meds but I had facio pain, so cannot wear my dentures anymore. Oh well, LOL! I am a granny anyways.😍 hockey player! LOL!😸Blessings---Jazzyinco

Jazz, in three weeks I'm getting what's left of my teeth pulled out! Couple questions.... how long before you can eat food and is it painful afterwards? scooterjon58.com

ScooterJon, I kept luke-warm green tea bags after going thru their gauses, until bleeding stopped & then for a couple days i did chix soup, then mash tators & & now cuz of MonSter facial pains, I eat all soft foods, & juice my fruits & veggies. I can occassionslly eat salads that are soaked in Italian salad dressing or Oranic's Sesame Lemon Ginger salad dressing. So, tht my story on my gums & eatin. 😸👍💪Blessings---Jazmine

Jazzy, thanks for all your eating tips. It is appreciated!

Very welcome jon. 😀 our gums eventually become tougher, but my MonSter likes to take my taste to where everything taste like H20!!😉 LOL!! 😀Blessings--Jazmine

I was on copaxone for ten years and had a front tooth break in half while eating a sandwich. Dentist said, not steroids, but maybe immunosuppressants. Then I read about copaxone. I'm wondering who we report this to.

dogdaddy
dogdaddy
in reply to Iona60

I made a report to the FDA about copaxone and the tooth loss I'm experiencing fda.gov/downloads/AboutFDA/...

Iona60
Iona60
in reply to dogdaddy

Thank you so much. I'll report my experience.

dogdaddy
dogdaddy
in reply to Iona60

I wish everyone would so maybe the food and drug administration will look into this further along with Teva the manufacturers of copaxone

scooterjon58
scooterjon58
in reply to Iona60

Thanks for following my lost teeth question and my blog at scooterjon58.com. I appreciate all the help I can get from fellow MSers.

My wife has had asthma her whole life and lots of steroids thu the years (60). She had her teeth out three years ago and they put dentures in same day. She also had the studs put in the bottom. It was about 3 months till she was eating most everything. The secret is a great oral surgeon and denturist. 👍🐾😉Ken

scooterjon58
scooterjon58
in reply to Kenu

Kenu, I too have taken steroids for asthma for 40 years. I forgot my inhalers have steroids in them. Thanks for reminding me. I need to lose some weight so eating lighter won't be the worst thing for me. scooterjon58.com

Why get them all pulled.? Have you considered getting a partial for your front teeth?

I only have about 10 left teeth in my mouth. I figure get some dentures and be done with it, scooterjon58.com.

oh..o.k. I understand now :)

Two cokes a day and inattentive oral hygiene for years could cause your issues all by themselves, so it's impossible to know what else may have factored in. Certainly long-term or high-dose steroid use can lead to bone loss, including teeth, so that may have compounded the problem. I can't speak to the Copaxone, but you have more than enough reasons for dental problems without considering potential but unproven effects of the drug.

I think long term steroids was what the surgeon meant (has to do with losing bone density), and they give short term steroids for dental surgeries. I just had an implant placed and it’s healing well, no issues with my teeth. I see my dental hygienist for a cleaning 3 times a year since I was pregnant and I don’t see any reason to stop. I’m coming up on 2 years of copaxone and no issues there. I did read where a kid lost his teeth on copaxone, but no details about his preventative habits 🤷‍♀️

scooterjon58
scooterjon58
in reply to kdali

Thanks for all your comments and thoughts, scooterjon58.com

scooterjon58,

I'm sorry to hear about your teeth. It's possible the Coke

can cause this but I don't know about the Copaxone.

Leslie

Oh & Jon, bout the asthma, instead of dangerous, toxic steroids, get tiger balm ti manage it! Much more heallthier & cheaper...😀🙏❤Blessings---Jazmine

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