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going to the dentist
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vlg - September 21

I read on leaflets with tablets...
let dentist know you are taking these??????
Im on Tramadol and Amitryptaline why would the dentist need to know im taking them? can anyone tell me please.
thank you

 

Gabbie - September 21

Depending on what type of dental treatment you will be getting, maybe it will react with the meds you are taking. If you are given novocaine or nitrus oxide (spelling?) maybe it would not be agreeable to you because of the medication you are taking. For a persons safety, I think it's important for any doctor/dentist to know the patients history.

 

ibritz - September 21

There are so many things that dentists look for when in you mouth. They don't just look at your teeth. There are meds that are acidic or that dry out your mouth, which can cause problems with your gums insides of your cheeks, roof of your mouth, etc. Dentists are doctors too. I make sure all my doctors get an update of my meds AND conditions each time i see them. Never know when I might have to have something and forget about a certain med, then have an interaction between meds. If you don't trust your dentist or any other doctor with your meds, you need to find a new one. Especially with FM you need to like and trust anyone who treats you. At least, that's my opinion.

 

Fantod - September 22

Any time you see a medical professional whether it is a doctor or a dentist you need to tell them what medications you are taking. With regards to dentistry, some medications may affect the condition of your mouth/gums. In the event of an emergency where you are unable to speak for yourself it is important that they know what to tell the responding emergency personnel. I keep a list of my medications and medical conditions on the computer. Every time I go to the doctor or dentist, I provide them with a copy so their files are up to date. Take care.

 

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