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Old 09-16-2011, 03:20 PM   #1
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Any connection between dental probs and withdrawal?

I don't know if there is anything in this, but I have noticed on reading some peoples experiences with withdrawal, that dental problems/work has been carried out, myself included.

Does anyone think that this could be of interest, has anyone else experienced dental problems.

During the latter part of my being medicated, I started to grow my wisdom teeth. Had a hell of a time with the pain/constant infections. Was given Corsadyl mouthwash and Amoxycillin on approximately four different occasions.

Just an idea, anyone got any similar stories?



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Old 09-16-2011, 03:25 PM   #2
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Re: Any connection between dental probs and withdrawal?

Getting your wisdom teeth would have absolutely nothing to do with w/d. Wisdom teeth are problematic for many people, which is why they're pulled so often.
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Old 09-16-2011, 10:00 PM   #3
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Getting your wisdom teeth would have absolutely nothing to do with w/d. Wisdom teeth are problematic for many people, which is why they're pulled so often.
Wait....you mean every symptom under the sun cannot be attributed to WD?
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Old 09-16-2011, 10:41 PM   #4
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Re: Any connection between dental probs and withdrawal?

I will say this .... when you are under a lot of stress that can weaken your immune system. So, in a very broad sense, lots of things could be indirectly brought on by withdrawal. I know my teeth are a lot more sensitive when I am stressed out.
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Old 09-17-2011, 02:17 AM   #5
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Re: Any connection between dental probs and withdrawal?

Main problem here is, that you will never know what problems may stem from withdrawl. It is a wrong assumption to say this or that cannot be caused by wd.
Fact is, we just do not know.
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Old 09-17-2011, 02:46 AM   #6
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Re: Any connection between dental probs and withdrawal?

100%...i have had so many problems with my wisdom teeth....at that time of the month..my one flares up...i never had this until paxil...its the impacted one....and i also get a couple of canker sores in my mouth as well....it must be the immune system and how paxil has an effect on it!!..
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Old 09-17-2011, 04:22 AM   #7
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Re: Any connection between dental probs and withdrawal?

I don't know if there is a connection but I never had problems with my teeth until paxil (not necessarily wd). However, I also got older and had a vitamin D deficiency which could have contributed. My wisdom teeth flared up after becoming pregnant, and I eventually had to get 2 removed after 30 which is not something they normally like to do....but I think pregnancy was a factor as well.

Either way, the best thing to do with teeth is to visit your dentist regularly...another factor for me as I avoided this fear of mine for a while, only going when in pain.

Also, if your wisdom teeth keep getting infected, its likely that they will need to be removed...its better to do the younger you are b/c the bone can heal easier...it becomes more brittle with age. I avoided this for a while and the constant ABs took a toll on my stomach. If they are impacted, they can mess up other teeth too. If its just a skin flap that traps food and becomes infected, then you can try having the gums cut to avoid surgery, but thats not a cure all.
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Old 09-17-2011, 09:33 AM   #8
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Re: Any connection between dental probs and withdrawal?

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Main problem here is, that you will never know what problems may stem from withdrawl. It is a wrong assumption to say this or that cannot be caused by wd.
Fact is, we just do not know.
Yeah I would agree with that...however I also have an issue with validating someone's symptoms when they likely have nothing to do with WD or SSRIs. Who knows, its always possible constant sympathetic activation may be compromising her immune response, thus allowing for abscess formation. However I am going to go out and say that impacted wisdom teeth have zero to do with withdrawal.
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Old 09-17-2011, 10:09 AM   #9
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Re: Any connection between dental probs and withdrawal?

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Main problem here is, that you will never know what problems may stem from withdrawl. It is a wrong assumption to say this or that cannot be caused by wd.
Fact is, we just do not know.
We do know that withdrawal doesn't create wisdom teeth problems. Wisdom teeth cause wisdom teeth problems.
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Old 09-17-2011, 01:18 PM   #10
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Re: Any connection between dental probs and withdrawal?

If you solely refer to the wisdom teeths problem, that may be the case. Even though we do not know if wd weakens the immune system and therefore might cause more problems than there normally would be.
In regard to general dental problems the chance is quite high that wd has an impact.
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Old 09-17-2011, 02:20 PM   #11
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Re: Any connection between dental probs and withdrawal?

I can more or less tell you with utmost certainty that SSRIs play absolutely no role in wisdom tooth eruption. The problem lies in the fact that people like blaming everything under the sun on SSRIs. A lot of stuff is surely not documented and it is very possible caused by SSRIs.....but you cant just go out there and claim every symptom is due to SSRIs. Hell I havent been on SSRIs for years and have been symptom free for years. But I still get heartburn, nausea, pains, blurry vision etc.....its just part of being a human.
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Old 09-17-2011, 02:41 PM   #12
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Re: Any connection between dental probs and withdrawal?

Being on psych meds definitely caused dental problems for me due to not having adequate saliva flow as the result of having a dry mouth which is a common side effect of the drugs

Interestingly, I complained to my hygienist at my last dental checkup that food was sticking to my teeth after meals such as nuts even though I had been off of meds for nearly a year. She thought that the meds might have caused impairment in the saliva area and that it would take time for it to be functional again.

I didn't much like that response as I obviously didn't want my teeth to be ruined further. Fortunately, I have discovered that rinsing my mouth daily with coconut oil has helped tremendously and has increased the saliva flow.

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Old 09-18-2011, 01:11 AM   #13
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Re: Any connection between dental probs and withdrawal?

I've always had flawless teeth throughout my life, and never had any problems at all. During my adverse reaction I started having bad dental problems and THREE bad infections in my wisdom teeth, which resulted in me having to have all 4 of them removed within a 6 month period.

I know correlation does not equal causality, however the indications that the drugs somehow have an influence on your dental health is pretty high in my opinion.
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Old 09-18-2011, 01:59 PM   #14
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Re: Any connection between dental probs and withdrawal?

I think withdrawal makes us more sensitive to everything and that would include teeth. Also, it's been proven that the drugs can cause teeth problems through the dry mouth etc that makes decay quicker and infection more likely. I got my wisdom teeth before going on drugs, but nothing surprises me about these drugs
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Old 08-13-2012, 01:53 AM   #15
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Re: Any connection between dental probs and withdrawal?

I never did have jaw infection before..

Only after paxil I had two of them along with diverse teeth problems,
doc prescribed to me also Amoksicillin, which is an antibiotic effective for bones, specially in the head area.

A point that attracts my attention is injections to mouth during dental process.

Does anybody have any info on the interaction of paxil and the injections made to numb area around teethroot and bone?
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Re: Any connection between dental probs and withdrawal?

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I don't know if there is anything in this, but I have noticed on reading some peoples experiences with withdrawal, that dental problems/work has been carried out, myself included.

Does anyone think that this could be of interest, has anyone else experienced dental problems.

During the latter part of my being medicated, I started to grow my wisdom teeth. Had a hell of a time with the pain/constant infections. Was given Corsadyl mouthwash and Amoxycillin on approximately four different occasions.

Just an idea, anyone got any similar stories?



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Concentration and memory problems improving.

The antibiotics you taken most certainly causes a host of neurological and emotional problems as you mentioned in your signature. especially when its mixed in withdrawal of psychiatric drugs.
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Old 08-14-2012, 05:20 PM   #17
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The antibiotics you taken most certainly causes a host of neurological and emotional problems as you mentioned in your signature. especially when its mixed in withdrawal of psychiatric drugs.
Amoxycillin has no psychiatric side effects. It's probably the most benign of the antibiotics. I'm going to close this thread since it's over a year old.

The more common cause of dental problems post ssri is related to dry mouth.
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