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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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
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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
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 🤷♀️