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    Posted: 10 March 2008 at 9:32am
Has anyone developed any dental problems since starting methotrexate.
I started the meds in June 07, and since about August 07, i have had mega sensitive teeth, and had a few that have cracked and had to be filled.
I have had  3 cracked and filled and my teeth are so sensitive. I have tried sensodyne toothpaste but it only works for a short while, I am back to the dentist on Thursday morning, as i am having trouble with 1 tooth that is mega sensitive, cant chew on it, cold and hot drinks cause pain.
My teeth have been fab until i started the meds, is it coincidence or could it be the methotrexate Confused
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  Quote LinB Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 10 March 2008 at 9:14pm
Hi Deb, I too have had dental problems since MXT and biologics.  My teeth and gums are very sensitive and I've been using Sensodyne with pretty good response.  I'm going to the dentist next week because I have a tooth that's extremely sensitive and hurts when I chew.  I also have developed some mega plaque which I know is bad for us when we're on these drugs.  My teeth were in great shape prior to starting these drugs.  The dental changes have been the biggest problem I've had with the drugs.  What antibiotics and for how long were you prescribed for dental pre treatment?  Lindy
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  Quote debbyftm Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 11 March 2008 at 4:25am
I havent been given any anti biotics pre dental treatment!! should i have been!?
I am going to the dentist again on Thursday morning, i did mention to a dentist 3 months ago about being on methotrexate, but he didnt seem that bothered really!
Sensodyne did work for me for while, but then it got too bad. I cant believe it really, i havent had any problems with my teeth at all, never had a filling etc, i get on these meds and they are falling apart Confused
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  Quote debbyftm Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 11 March 2008 at 4:37am
I have just read this
 

Be careful brushing and flossing your teeth or using a toothpick while receiving methotrexate because you may get an infection or bleed more easily. If you have any dental work done, tell your dentist you are received methotrexate.

when i left rheumatology and was put back into the hands of my GP, I was never told or given paper work that mentioned anything about teeth and dentists to be informed. I am really quite annoyed about that Angry
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  Quote babs10 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 21 March 2008 at 5:49am
ugh.. something else to worry about.... off to call the dentist.
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  Quote jonnyjb Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 26 November 2010 at 4:54am
hi
im having loads of problems and loads of pain in my teeth.
i have been using methotrextate for 5 months now.
i have cracked 1 of my back teeth and its killing me now. calling the dentist now!!
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  Quote jonnyjb Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 26 November 2010 at 10:56am
just had a tooth pulled out omg how sore.
going to stop taking it
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  Quote ronbn56 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 21 January 2011 at 11:23am
Yet another useless drug with an array of side effects. The disease is curable and you do not need the useless drugs.

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Thank you for this great series.
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