Cfuller00 wrote:I was diagnosed with MS in April 2015. I have been taking 20mg Copaxone daily ever since. I have never had an issue with my teeth. I receive regular cleanings and check ups. I have never had a cavity. My diet is actually better now than ever. I have eliminated all caffeine from my diet long before I was diagnosed. I only drink water. I went 4 months ago for my regular cleaning appointment and was told I now have 10 cavities and that my enamel is deteriorating quickly. Could this be a result of the Copaxone?
Vitamin D and dental caries in controlled clinical trials: systematic review and meta-analysis. (2013)Cfuller00 wrote:I don't currently have dry mouth. My only symptom other people than the cavities is sensitivity which I am sure is at least in part related to my enamel disappearing.
aetex wrote:I haven't been on the forum for a long time, but came to ask about this and here is a thread from last summer!!
I have always had healthy teeth and have obsessively brushed my teeth since I was a kid. After two years on copaxone, I have gone from needing one crown a year ago (which I didn't do--- oops), to now needing 3 root canals and 3 crowns. My teeth are falling apart!! MY dentist (he is a new dentist for me, but very experienced) was puzzled, he even commented that he can tell I care for my teeth and it doesn't make sense why my teeth are so bad, although completely asymptomatic.
My neurologist has not heard of people having this issue, so I am wondering if it is actually the copaxone, or if it is just crappy teeth as I get older. I'm 36 so its not like I'm elderly or anything. I am so frustrated, but at the same time copaxone has been a godsend for my MS so I am afraid to stop it.
I guess at this point I'm choosing porcelain teeth over progression of disease. Ugh. Can't win with this stuff
Oh- and I take 10000 IU vitamin D daily so that is not the issue.
Teva Neuroscience wrote:Gastrointestinal:
Frequent:Bowel urgency, oral moniliasis, salivary gland enlargement, tooth caries,
and ulcerative stomatitis.
aetex wrote:My neurologist has not heard of people having this issue, so I am wondering if it is actually the copaxone, or if it is just crappy teeth as I get older.
aetex wrote:When I say he has not heard of it, I mean that in his clinic (large university based MS center with research), this is not a side effect that he has heard of patients complaining. I work in medicine, and it is not unheard of for there to be side effects listed that showed up in research but do not actually arise in actual use. Yes, he has seen the prescribing information.
NHE wrote:aetex wrote: When I went back to the follow-up appointment with my neurologist he recommended Copaxone. I quickly replied that I wasn't comfortable with Copaxone due to its tendency to be clastogenic
aetex wrote:I am curious what you thought was a better treatment option.
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