Eligible for a Suboxone lawsuit?
Suboxone Tooth Decay Lawsuit
Updates and Settlement Information
Suboxone lawsuits are being filed by individuals claiming the drug manufacturer failed to warn about Suboxone dental side effects that can cause tooth decay, tooth loss and broken teeth requiring oral surgery.
Individuals prescribed Suboxone that developed;
- Severe tooth decay
- Tooth loss
- Broken teeth
- Tooth extractions
- Underwent oral surgery
- Other serious tooth problems
- Suboxone has been promoted as a safe drug to treat opioid addiction and chronic pain to millions of Americans as the nation has faced a decades long opioid prescribing crisis.
- The acidic components in Suboxone strips have been linked to severe tooth enamel erosion and dental problems.
- A Suboxone warning label update was issued in 2022, warning of a growing number of users experiencing painful tooth decay resulting in permanent dental damage.
- Lawsuits claim Suboxone films present a dangerous design defect that promotes tooth decay, and that the drug maker failed to adequately disclose tooth loss side effects caused by Suboxone.
Is There a Suboxone Tooth Decay Lawsuit?
Yes, Suboxone tooth decay lawsuits are now being investigated by lawyers. Lawsuits claim that Indivior Inc. and its affiliated businesses attempted to monopolize the market and block generic versions of Suboxone from entering the market by redeveloping Suboxone tablets in the form of sublingual films that dissolve in the individual’s mouth.
A growing body of medical research and adverse events have highlighted Suboxone dental side effects among users with no previous history of dental issues now experiencing tooth decay, cavities, oral infections, gum disease and loss of teeth, often requiring extensive dental care.
Lawsuits claim that the manufacturer placed its market position and profits above consumer safety, and failed to adequately research tooth decay and tooth loss side effects of the reformulated Suboxone strips.
Who is Eligible for a Suboxone Lawsuit?
Financial compensation may be available through a Suboxone lawsuit for individuals who used buprenorphine and naloxone sublingual films, and suffered any of the following complications:
- Severe tooth decay
- Tooth loss
- Broken teeth
- Tooth extractions
- Underwent oral surgery
- Required dental implants
- Other serious tooth issues
To determine if you or a loved one qualify for a Suboxone tooth decay lawsuit, submit information for review by a Suboxone lawyer, who will evaluate the circumstances of your potential claim.
Attorneys handle all Suboxone lawsuits on a contingency fee basis, which means that there are no fees or expenses paid unless a settlement or lawsuit payout is received.
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2023 Suboxone Tooth Decay Lawsuit Updates
After recent research and case findings linking Suboxone with dental issues, people are now filing Suboxone lawsuits against the drug manufacturer for failing to warn about the adverse effects of the opioid-based pain management medication.
- November 2023 Update: With at least 15 Suboxone lawsuits pending in five different federal district courts nationwide, each raising similar allegations that the manufacturer failed to disclose dental side effects, a group of plaintiffs filed a motion to transfer (PDF) with the U.S. Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation (JPML) on November 14, requesting all claims be transferred to the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Ohio, as part of a Suboxone tooth decay multidistrict litigation.
- October 2023 Update: Indivior has reached a Suboxone settlement that resolves antitrust claims brought by direct purchasers of their drug, such as wholesalers and clinics. The $385 million payment does not settle Suboxone tooth decay lawsuits brought by former users, but provides further evidence that the drug maker placed profits before the health and safety of consumers.
- September 2023 Update: The first of what is expected to be thousands of Suboxone tooth decay lawsuits was filed in the U.S. District Court for the District of Louisiana.
- December 2022: A research letter was published in the medical journal JAMA in December 2022, warning that the use of sublingual film forms of Suboxone are 2 times more likely to cause serious dental issues such as large cavities or lost teeth
- January 2022 Update: The FDA updated the Suboxone warning label on January 12, 2022, due to growing number of reports of dental problems, such as tooth decay, cavities, and tooth loss, associated with the Suboxone sublingual films.
Suboxone is a prescription medication used to treat opioid addiction, combining buprenorphine, a partial opioid agonist, with naloxone, an opioid antagonist. The drug is often issued in conjunction with behavioral and mental health interventions to those battling opioid addiction.
Buprenorphine in Suboxone has a high binding affinity for opioid receptors in the brain, allowing it to attach to and occupy these receptors. Due to its high affinity, buprenorphine effectively displaces other opioids from these receptors and remains bound, which is meant to reduce withdrawal symptoms and prevent other opioids from exerting their effects.
Naloxone is added to Suboxone to deter misuse and potential abuse. While buprenorphine has opioid effects that can be abused if taken in large quantities or injected, naloxone is an opioid antagonist, which means it blocks the effects of opioids. If a person tries to inject or misuse Suboxone, the naloxone will counteract the opioid effects of buprenorphine and can precipitate withdrawal symptoms, making it an undesirable choice for illicit use.
How is Suboxone taken?
Suboxone sublingual films and tablets are designed to release their active ingredients (buprenorphine and naloxone) directly into the bloodstream through the mucous membranes in the mouth, specifically the area under the tongue. The drug has been offered in the following forms;
- Sublingual Film (current): Users place the thin strip beneath the tongue for 5 to 10 minutes to maximize absorption, allowing it to dissolve completely. It’s important not to chew or swallow the film because it’s designed to be absorbed through the mucous membranes in the mouth.
- Sublingual Tablets (though discontinued in 2012): Similarly, the tablet is placed under the tongue and allowed to dissolve fully without chewing or swallowing.
Users are advised to avoid eating or drinking until the film or tablet has completely dissolved, which typically takes several minutes. The exact dosage and frequency are determined by a healthcare provider and may be adjusted based on the individual’s response to the treatment and specific needs.
Suboxone sublingual film dosages are tailored to the specific needs of the individual patient. A common starting dose is often set at either
- 4mg/1mg ratios of buprenorphine to naloxone, or
- 8mg/2mg ratios of buprenorphine to naloxone
However, these initial dosages can vary based on the patient’s opioid dependence and other factors. As treatment progresses, this dose can be modified according to the patient’s response and requirements.
How long do I take Suboxone?
The duration of Suboxone sublingual film treatment is not standardized and varies based on individual needs and the nature of their opioid dependency. There are typically two approaches to Suboxone treatment plan durations which include;
- Short-Term Detox: Individuals may take Suboxone for a brief period, ranging from a week up to several weeks, as part of their detoxification regimen.
- Long-Term Maintenance: A significant number of patients use Suboxone over extended periods, from several months to years. Some even continue its usage indefinitely, based on their personal requirements and guided by their healthcare professional’s advice.
Does Suboxone Cause Tooth Decay and Tooth Loss?
Yes. Suboxone sublingual films can cause both acidity and dry mouth, each impacting dental health by eroding enamel and reducing saliva that normally protects teeth. Users are advised against brushing immediately after administration, allowing the acidic residue prolonged contact with teeth. Over time, this can accelerate decay and heighten the likelihood of tooth loss.
Suboxone is Acidic
Suboxone sublingual films have a confirmed acidic nature, which is a significant factor in their potential to contribute to tooth decay. Here’s a deeper explanation:
- Acidic Nature of Suboxone: The formulation of Suboxone sublingual films inherently contains acidic components. When these films are placed under the tongue to dissolve, they can introduce this acidity directly to the oral environment.
- Tooth Enamel Erosion: Our tooth enamel, the hard outer layer of our teeth, is vulnerable to acidic environments. Prolonged exposure to acidic substances, like that from Suboxone films, can erode this enamel. Once the enamel is compromised or thinned, the underlying dentin becomes more exposed, making teeth more susceptible to decay.
- Instructions on Dental Hygiene Post-Use: The instruction labels for Suboxone sublingual films advise users only to drink water after use, and to not brush their teeth immediately after using the product, warning this can lead to advanced tooth decay. However, it also means that the acidic residues of Suboxone can remain in contact with teeth for a more extended period, potentially allowing it to wear away at the enamel, making teeth more susceptible to decay.
Suboxone Causes Dry Mouth
Suboxone sublingual films, containing both buprenorphine and naloxone, have been confirmed to cause dry mouth (xerostomia) as a known side effect. The reason for this primarily lies in buprenorphine’s impact as a partial opioid agonist:
- Suboxone Inhibits Saliva Production: Buprenorphine, an active component in Suboxone, can exhibit anticholinergic properties. This means that it can suppress the action of acetylcholine, a neurotransmitter responsible for stimulating saliva production. When its activity is reduced by Suboxone, the result can be decreased salivary flow or dry mouth.
- Central Nervous System Impact: Buprenorphine, by virtue of its action on the central nervous system, can modify the normal functioning of several bodily systems. One of the outcomes of this action can be a reduction in saliva production, leading to a feeling of a dry mouth.
It has been found through medical research that individuals taking Suboxone may experience this side effect of dry mouth. This is particularly significant because a consistent dry mouth can elevate the risk of dental problems like tooth decay and gum disease. This happens because saliva is vital for oral health, aiding in food digestion, flushing out food particles, and neutralizing harmful acids.
Suboxone Tooth Decay Side Effects
Lawsuits claim the acidic composition of Suboxone coupled with its tendency to cause dry mouth has been linked to tooth decay and a wide range of dental side effects, including
- Cavities: Small holes in the teeth caused by decay.
- Enamel Erosion: Thinning and weakening of the outermost layer of the tooth.
- Dentin Exposure: Exposure of the inner layer of the tooth, leading to sensitivity.
- Gum Disease (Periodontitis): Decayed teeth can lead to gum infections, which, if untreated, can destroy the bone that supports the remaining teeth..
- Root Decay: Decay occurring on the tooth’s root, especially when gums recede.
- Gum Recession: Pulling away of gums from the teeth, exposing more of the tooth or its root.
- Tooth Sensitivity: Pain or discomfort when consuming hot, cold, sweet, or acidic foods and drinks.
- Tooth Abscess: Pus-filled pocket resulting from a bacterial infection in the tooth.
- Tooth Discoloration: Yellowing or browning of teeth due to decay and staining.
- Tooth Loss: Advanced decay leading to the loss of a tooth.
- Chewing Difficulties: Problems when eating due to damaged or painful teeth.
- Bone Loss in the Jaw: Decay and periodontal disease can lead to a loss of bone that supports teeth.
- Chronic Bad Breath: Persistent foul smell from the mouth due to decay and associated bacterial activity.
- Tooth Fractures: Weakened teeth can break or fracture more easily.
- Oral Infections: These can spread, leading to more severe health issues if not treated.
Dental Treatments Following Suboxone Tooth Decay
In Suboxone dental decay lawsuits and across social media platforms, individuals are claiming they have “lost all my teeth” and have been left to to use their own dental insurance or pay out of pocket for dental work, such as;
- Dental Fillings: To treat cavities and minor tooth decay.
- Root Canal Therapy: For decay that has reached the tooth’s inner pulp.
- Crowns: To cap and protect a damaged tooth after decay has been removed.
- Bridges: To replace one or more missing teeth by anchoring onto adjacent healthy teeth.
- Dentures: Custom-made replacements for missing teeth, either partial or full sets.
- Dental Implants: Surgical placement of a titanium post into the jawbone to replace the root of a missing tooth, followed by placing a crown on top.
- Veneers: Thin porcelain laminates bonded to the front of teeth to improve appearance.
- Tooth Extractions: Removal of severely decayed teeth that cannot be saved.
- Bone Grafting: To strengthen areas of the jawbone that have deteriorated, usually in preparation for implants.
- Fluoride Treatments: To strengthen enamel and prevent further decay.
- Scaling and Root Planing: A deep cleaning procedure to treat and prevent gum disease.
- Gum Surgery: To address advanced periodontal disease or receding gums.
- Desensitizing Treatments: For teeth that have become sensitive due to enamel erosion and exposed dentin.
How to Stop Tooth Decay While Taking Suboxone
While maintaining good oral hygiene may help prolong the onset of Suboxone tooth decay side effects, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued an updated Suboxone warning in 2022, recommending that individuals establish a comprehensive dental care plan with a dentist.
However, this recommendation came far too late for many who have taken Suboxone for years and suffered severe dental complications as a result of the manufacturer’s defective design of the sublingual films, and failure to warn about dental side effects.
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Suboxone’s Controversial Market Approval
Suboxone was originally developed by Reckitt Benckiser’s pharmaceutical division, which later demerged and became Indivior. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) granted approval of Suboxone (buprenorphine and naloxone) tablets for the treatment of opioid dependence in October 2002.
As the opioid epidemic continued to spiral across the U.S. in the early 2000’s due to the over-prescribing of opioid pain relievers and the increased use of illicit heroin street drugs, Reckitt sought to extend the patent of its Suboxone drug, which was due to expire on October 8, 2009.
When the original patent for the Suboxone tablets was nearing its expiration, Reckitt used its subsidiary Indivior Inc. to develop a sublingual film format of Suboxone containing the same active ingredient, which allowed the company to secure a new patent and expand its exclusive rights to market the drug. This is often a controversial strategic move in the pharmaceutical industry that is referred to as “product hopping” or “evergreening”.
After the Suboxone sublingual films received FDA approval on August 30, 2010, the manufacturer started a process that removed the pill version of Suboxone from the market in favor of the film version, claiming the tablets were no longer safe citing concerns over child safety. However, lawsuits claim Reckitt removed the tablets to align with its business interests to delay generic competition. Reckitt Benckiser obtained a patent on the Suboxone sublingual film shortly after on July 2, 2013.
Suboxone Settlement with The Department of Justice
The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) filed an antitrust lawsuit against Reckitt Benckiser Group PLC, the former parent company of Indivior, in April 2019, claiming the manufacturer’s tactics prevented fair competition and kept prices high.
A Suboxone antitrust lawsuit settlement was ultimately reached in in July 2019, when Reckitt Benckiser agreed to pay $1.4 billion to the federal government, several states, and the FTC. Despite the willingness to settle the lawsuit, Reckitt denied any wrongdoing. However, these settlements did not provide any amount of compensation to individuals who used Suboxone that developed dental side effects.
Suboxone Tooth Decay Drug Warning Label Update
Up until 2022, no form of the Suboxone drugs contained any warning about tooth decay or dental problems. That was until the FDA issued a buprenorphine warning in January 2022, stating Suboxone sublingual films and other buprenorphine that dissolve in the mouth have been linked to a growing number of tooth decay and serious dental issues.
At the time, the FDA indicated there had been more than 300 cases of tooth decay and dental problems reported among patients using orally dissolvable buprenorphine medications on an annual basis. The agency indicated that 131 cases were classified as serious, with many individuals reporting the dental problems occurring as soon as 2 weeks after treatment began, with the median time to diagnosis being approximately 2 years after starting treatment.
As a result of the growing number of Suboxone side effects being reported, the FDA required a new warning about the risk of dental problems to be added to the prescribing information and the patient Medication Guide for all buprenorphine-containing medicines dissolved in the mouth.
The prescribing and patient information also included strategies to maintain or improve oral health while undergoing treatment with Suboxone and other orally dissolvable buprenorphine medications, which included prescribers referring patients to dental care services and encouraging them to have regular checkups while taking these products.
Studies Linking Suboxone and Tooth Decay
Leading up to the FDA warning label update, and afterwards, a growing number of case reports and medical studies have outline the inherent risks of oral version of dissolvable Buprenorphine drugs having direct contact with the mouth and teeth.
Suboxone Film Dental Risks Nearly 2x Greater than Other Versions
Shortly after the updated label warning was released, a research letter titled Association Between Sublingual Buprenorphine-Naloxone Exposure and Dental Disease was published in the medical journal JAMA in December 2022, warning health professionals of the potential risk of dental adverse events associated with long-term use of sublingual or buccal formulations of buprenorphine drugs.
The study reviewed data on 21,404 people using forms of buprenorphine and naloxone combination drugs and found that sublingual forms such as Suboxone were 2 times more likely to suffer serious dental issues such as large cavities or lost teeth.
Specifically the study found that for every 1,000 people using the under-the-tongue version, about 21.6 had dental problems. For the patch users, about 12.2 out of 1,000 had dental issues. For the pill users, around 10.9 out of 1,000 faced dental problems.
For those who suffered serious dental issues like cavities or lost teeth, researchers recorded the following rates per type of buprenorphine use;
- 8.2 out of 1,000 for under-the-tongue users
- 3.5 out of 1,000 for patch users
- 3.8 out of 1,000 for pill users
Researchers stated in the research letter;
“This study found an increase in the risk of adverse dental outcomes associated with sublingual buprenorphine/naloxone compared with transdermal buprenorphine and oral naltrexone. Sublingual buprenorphine/naloxone is acidic in nature. Patients are instructed to hold the tablet under the tongue for 5 to 10 minutes to maximize absorption. Thus, prolonged acidic exposure of the drug in the mouth might lead to tooth damage.”
Case Report Warns of Suboxone Film Dental Risks
In a study published in The Primary Care Companion for CNS Disorders in October 2013, researchers looked at a small population of individuals reporting worsened dental conditions after taking buprenorphine drugs.
Researchers identified that over 90% of the participants using buprenorphine drugs had a low levels of saliva, which averaged 50% lower than the nation average. The study further raised concerns that buprenorphine/naloxone drugs are acidic, with a pH of 3.4 when dissolved in water.
The study indicated that Suboxone’s blocking of saliva production to protect the teeth compounded with the prolonged exposure to highly acidic buprenorphine drug can promote dental complications.
Suboxone Tooth Decay Lawsuit Examples
Suboxone users are now filing lawsuits against the manufacturer, raising allegation that the manufacturer knew or should have known about the increased risk of severe dental injuries associated with the drug.
Suboxone Dental Side Effects Lawsuit: Keith King filed a Suboxone dental side effects lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Ohio on October 2, 2023, claiming the drug manufacturer placed it’s desire for profits before the dental health and safety of users. King, who was prescribed Suboxone for opioid addiction stemming from pain medication, claims the drug led to substantial tooth damage requiring extensive dental repairs.
Suboxone Dental Decay Lawsuit: Teresita Badalamenti filed a Suboxone dental decay lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the District of Northern Ohio on September 26, 2023, claiming that neither she nor her doctors were warned about possible dental side effect caused by Suboxone. Badalamenti claims that her teeth began to decay after starting Suboxone, which has resulted in permanent damage to her teeth and the need for substantial dental work.
Suboxone Tooth Decay Lawsuit: David Sorensen filed a Suboxone tooth decay lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Ohio on September 25, 2023, claiming he now suffers from permanent tooth decay and has needed to undergo extensive dental work as a result as a result of taking Suboxone.
The lawsuit claims Indivior, Inc. knew about the Suboxone tooth decay risks long before the FDA warning, but failed to update the prescribing information to add warnings about the risk of dental problems.
Suboxone Lawsuit FAQs
Who is the Suboxone lawsuit against?
Suboxone lawsuits are being filed against the manufacturer and its subsidiaries, which include Indivior Inc., Aquestive Therapeutics, MonoSol Rx, Inc. and Reckitt Benckiser LLC.
Is there a Suboxone class action lawsuit over tooth decay?
There has not been a Suboxone class action lawsuit filed against the manufacturer(s) for tooth decay injuries. At this time, individuals are pursuing individual Suboxone tooth decay and tooth loss lawsuits to seek compensation for the damages sustained by their dental injuries.
How much is the Suboxone lawsuit payout worth?
The settlement amount for dental damage resulting from Suboxone use would depend on various factors and could vary from case to case. Here are some key considerations:
- Severity of Damage: The more severe the dental complications, the higher the potential settlement amount could be.
- Medical Costs: The claimant could be compensated for past, current, and future dental treatments related to the damage caused by Suboxone.
- Pain and Suffering: Compensation might be included for pain, emotional distress, or reduced quality of life due to dental complications.
- Loss of Income: If the dental complications led to missed work or reduced earning potential, the claimant could be compensated for those losses.
How to Join the Suboxone Tooth Decay Lawsuit
To join the Suboxone tooth decay lawsuit, submit information about your potential claim for review by a product liability lawyer to determine whether you qualify for a Suboxone tooth decay lawsuit payout.
Drug manufacturers have a responsibility to adequately research and test drugs to ensure they are safe and free of defective designs, and to warn the public about the potential side effects.
Suboxone lawyers provide free claim evaluations and consultations. There are no fees or expenses unless a recovery is obtained in your case.
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MelanieNovember 29, 2023 at 11:27 am
I just wanted to share my experience as a warning to everyone who has been on suboxone or just starting it. I’ve been on the sublingual strips since 2018 and I have 4 teeth left and the 4 that I have are not salvageable and need to be extracted so this has caused me to lose all of my teeth and I was a dental assistant for years and take my oral health seriously but it still didn’t prevent this, so[Show More]I just wanted to share my experience as a warning to everyone who has been on suboxone or just starting it. I’ve been on the sublingual strips since 2018 and I have 4 teeth left and the 4 that I have are not salvageable and need to be extracted so this has caused me to lose all of my teeth and I was a dental assistant for years and take my oral health seriously but it still didn’t prevent this, so losing my teeth has messed up my physical and mental health I’ve lost weight from not being able to eat regular food and I won’t leave my home without a face mask I won’t even let my family see my mouth because I was the dental assistant who always made sure my family took care of their teeth and now I’m walking around toothless it’s embarrassing and humiliating. I have to get dentures that I can’t afford and I might not be a candidate for implants because of bone loss from severe tooth decay. Suboxone did save my life I don’t know where I’d be without it but now my life isn’t the same because I don’t interact with anyone I’ve become a hermit from it I got a dog just so I wouldn’t be so alone because animals can’t judge you. It’s ruined my life so please anyone who hasn’t had dental issues yet do the best you can to take care of your oral health and to those who have had tooth loss contact an attorney (I have) to see if you qualify for the lawsuit, this lawsuit makes me feel like someone actually cares and doesn’t just label me an addict and pass judgment from my past. I never got a warning from anyone that this would happen so I’m sharing this humiliating story as a warning to anyone who takes the sublingual strips I wouldn’t want anyone to go through this.
AngeloNovember 23, 2023 at 7:13 pm
If I knew suboxon would rot my teeth I would have never started taking it
RichardNovember 15, 2023 at 12:36 am
I have had 11 different teeth ether put ,cut out or broken off as a result of being on suboxone or Subutex in the past 10 years. I have had to spend $5700.00 on inplants for my upper jaw bone and lost other teeth also on my bottom set from becoming very brittle and chipping off will have to have surgery very soon to get more inplants on the top because i could only afford 4 inplants at the time a[Show More]I have had 11 different teeth ether put ,cut out or broken off as a result of being on suboxone or Subutex in the past 10 years. I have had to spend $5700.00 on inplants for my upper jaw bone and lost other teeth also on my bottom set from becoming very brittle and chipping off will have to have surgery very soon to get more inplants on the top because i could only afford 4 inplants at the time and have trouble eating curtane meals and had family support when i got my top done and dont know how and where im going to get the money to pay for all of the . Had i know that these types of Medication would make my teeth so soft and brittle i would made a differant decision instead of believing in this so called magical drug that just deteriorated my teeth
NicoleNovember 14, 2023 at 2:03 am
Ive been on Suboxone longer then anyone u know and i do meth. My 2 back teeth broke from silver fillings and my teeth are yellow. We are all drug addicts ... Hello? Well i was raised function, i dont eat candy and keep mouth wet. Opioids make ur jaw drop and ur mouth open like ur asleep snoring. U all need a meeting. Not money to relapse w. Only one out of all of u realized ur an addicts. Ur all a[Show More]Ive been on Suboxone longer then anyone u know and i do meth. My 2 back teeth broke from silver fillings and my teeth are yellow. We are all drug addicts ... Hello? Well i was raised function, i dont eat candy and keep mouth wet. Opioids make ur jaw drop and ur mouth open like ur asleep snoring. U all need a meeting. Not money to relapse w. Only one out of all of u realized ur an addicts. Ur all about to use again. I did meth daily for like 6 years and subs , about 15. All teeth . Still doing both
JacquelineNovember 11, 2023 at 4:19 pm
I started taking Suboxone I think it was around 2012. After taking the sublingual films that were prescribed to me for some time I noticed a difference in the appearance of my mouth. Even after stopping the prescription medication my teeth still become loose, they would fall out, they would break in half. Although I have dental insurance, it is not enough to cover the damage that I now have. I b[Show More]I started taking Suboxone I think it was around 2012. After taking the sublingual films that were prescribed to me for some time I noticed a difference in the appearance of my mouth. Even after stopping the prescription medication my teeth still become loose, they would fall out, they would break in half. Although I have dental insurance, it is not enough to cover the damage that I now have. I believe I'm supposed to have 32 teeth. My family spent thousands of dollars on braces, on crowns and root canals and I am down to just a dozen teeth that are quickly dropping out of my mouth. I have lost weight, I do not smile, I am stressed out and embarrassed. I hope that there is a proper resolution to this. But I have been through a lot of pain due to this. Within just a few months after regular use of Suboxone my teeth became weak. Now today I am left with 12 teeth that are spaced apart chipped and broken. I just attended a dental appointment and the cheapest estimate was $9,000 something. I am confident my issues were caused by
JosephNovember 11, 2023 at 12:44 am
I took Suboxone tablets and mostly strips for years 2 8mg strips daily from 2011-2012 2015-2018 2018-2021 and I have many teeth that fell out major cavities breakage of teeth and serious pain abscess still need work done to pull the couple teeth I have left and get implants or dentures but I can't afford them
AsaNovember 3, 2023 at 11:09 pm
I've been on Suboxone for over 10 years And I always have had very strong roots and gum's and my teeth were super straight and White and as healthy as teeth can be! Over the years I would get cavities and started having to go to the dentist to get teeth pulled And by 2023 over 12 teeth fallout or crumble to peices or extracted and I only have my top row of teeth left only because those are the tee[Show More]I've been on Suboxone for over 10 years And I always have had very strong roots and gum's and my teeth were super straight and White and as healthy as teeth can be! Over the years I would get cavities and started having to go to the dentist to get teeth pulled And by 2023 over 12 teeth fallout or crumble to peices or extracted and I only have my top row of teeth left only because those are the teeth that we're the forthest away from the film under my tounge and were least affected! I couldn't understand why out of nowhere My teeth started to crumble and decay and fall to peices like a crack head I would see on the streets so obviously losing my teeth have had such a huge negative effect on my Job on my relationships and thank GOD I'm a very strong mental person otherwise I would have committed suicide years ago!! But obviously this is the fault of Suboxone and I will rest good at night knowing I will have My compensation for my pain and sorrow and receive over 150,00$ or more! Because the lawyer I talked to has told me it will most likely be 150,000$ UP TO over a million dollars and I believe a million dollars should be paid for those people who only ever took Suboxone and didn't do methamphetamine or heroin because that shit will kill your teeth I bet! But us inocent Suboxone users deserve 100% hundreds of thousands of dollars and the lawyer is going to take about half of what we receive And that's just the way these things go unfortunately Right 60/40 split DON'T GIVE UP AND GET WHAT IS DESERVED PLEASE LORD BLESS US WITH NO TEETH,SO WE CAN GET NEW TEETH
AshleyNovember 3, 2023 at 3:56 am
I started taking Suboxone 8mg strips in 2014/2015 and I have taken them on and off ever since until July or August of the year 2023. In 2016 was when I started having major teeth issues. At first,It was a few extractions. Then it became chipped teeth,sensitivity issues,now several broken teeth all the way up to the gum,tooth decay,cavities,and several abscess infections,and being told literally ev[Show More]I started taking Suboxone 8mg strips in 2014/2015 and I have taken them on and off ever since until July or August of the year 2023. In 2016 was when I started having major teeth issues. At first,It was a few extractions. Then it became chipped teeth,sensitivity issues,now several broken teeth all the way up to the gum,tooth decay,cavities,and several abscess infections,and being told literally every tooth attached to my head has substantial damage and is beyond the point of saving. When I tell I lost it after being told that. Once you take away someone's teeth,you take away their confidence,self esteem, and their literal smile.
SherriNovember 2, 2023 at 12:46 am
I been taking saboxon since 2007 . First time I was induced into coma and they flushed my body for 24 hrs with saboxon. Then was given oral subliminal tabs . Here 2023 still taking subs . I look like a crack head with no front teeth . I have only 4 teeth left in my mouth to chew on . Want implants . But only can afford few teeth a year . I can’t work anymore . Did a lot of modeling and was ver[Show More]I been taking saboxon since 2007 . First time I was induced into coma and they flushed my body for 24 hrs with saboxon. Then was given oral subliminal tabs . Here 2023 still taking subs . I look like a crack head with no front teeth . I have only 4 teeth left in my mouth to chew on . Want implants . But only can afford few teeth a year . I can’t work anymore . Did a lot of modeling and was very attractive women . Look like a crack head and I have never even tried it . Wish I new to brush teeth right after taking meds .if anything it says don’t eat or drink for 30 min after taking.
AlishaOctober 21, 2023 at 12:52 am
Share anything people know what I have going on they do to let's stand up to these people so our kids don't go threw this cause it will happen if everyone sit back and keeps quit .we all deserve to be treat with respect they messed up not us everyone deserves to smile with out being ashamed and in pain
JuliusOctober 18, 2023 at 7:21 am
Was put on suboxone and had significant teeth issues
AlanOctober 18, 2023 at 4:48 am
My name is Alan Hyde and in 2016 I was put on Suboxone pills 8.2 mg and have broken and decayed teeth and severe, constipation 07 2022 I was put on Subutex films generic and I was hospitalized for 5 days and severe withdrawal for 12 hours straight
PeteOctober 17, 2023 at 9:47 am
After a 15 year addiction to opioids, resulting in financial ruin, I finally sought help with a local treatment group. That was five years ago, and will be on Suboxine or Buprenorphine the rest of my life. Treatment probably saved my life, but I’ll never repair the personal damage I caused my family of eight. My front teeth began decaying in ‘18, my lower teeth followed as well, and by ‘21, I was [Show More]After a 15 year addiction to opioids, resulting in financial ruin, I finally sought help with a local treatment group. That was five years ago, and will be on Suboxine or Buprenorphine the rest of my life. Treatment probably saved my life, but I’ll never repair the personal damage I caused my family of eight. My front teeth began decaying in ‘18, my lower teeth followed as well, and by ‘21, I was forced to 1) stop smiling, 2) minimize all work related and family conversations to avoid exposing my teeth as much as possible. Being in retail, it was a relief during the Covid era I could hide behind wearing face masks daily. In early ‘22, my dentist ruled out implants due to severe bone loss, and as a last resort I had every tooth extracted (in one painful sitting) and was fitted for a full set of upper & lower dentures. Took some getting used to but as a senior citizen I can now live out my remaining years enjoying family meals, dealing with the public while on the job, but most importantly it’s the talking, without the embarrassment or worrying what others see when my mouth opens. I’m grateful my Opiod treatment successfully removed my dependency, but at what cost? Mine was losing every single tooth in my mouth, and just about every dollar in my bank accounts.
MaggiOctober 11, 2023 at 1:26 pm
I was made aware of the link between suboxone and tooth decay today by my doctor. Although I've gone thru years of dental pain and procedures ... Decay, broken teeth, extractions, gum loss, countless infections, left with few teeth that all have to be removed, and will have dentures at age 42 ... I'm thankful that now I finally have the answer to why my beautiful smile rapidly decayed in such shor[Show More]I was made aware of the link between suboxone and tooth decay today by my doctor. Although I've gone thru years of dental pain and procedures ... Decay, broken teeth, extractions, gum loss, countless infections, left with few teeth that all have to be removed, and will have dentures at age 42 ... I'm thankful that now I finally have the answer to why my beautiful smile rapidly decayed in such short time. The answer, despite 2 cleanings a year, properly brushing, flossing, and maintaining oral health, no one could provide. More than the daily pain I've suffered from the decaying of my teeth, it's the emotional, mental, and spiritual losses I've had to cope with that's left me less talkative, never smiling, isolated, and not wanting to go out or do things I once enjoyed that has really burdened me! I want them to know what there neglect has caused me and so many others.
SteveOctober 9, 2023 at 5:10 am
I bet there's more than just tooth decay associated with this drug. My left arm and hand are numb, and my social anxiety makes it impossible to leave the house.
MaryOctober 8, 2023 at 1:17 pm
My whole mouth is decaying from suboxone use .have lost 5 teeth . Went to dentist again friday and she said my teeth are rapidly decaying and need ro have two more pulled . Used to have a beautiful smile now i dont smile at all. Im so totally devastated ans depressed. Please help. Sincerely Mary Ganni
ChadOctober 8, 2023 at 1:15 pm
Im only 41 been on subs for 6-7 years now And my teeth are almost completely gone I've gone through so much pain so many infections so many broken teeth so many root canals and I was naive and blamed it on the fact that I drank a little soda since I wasn't addicted to painkillers anymore. they need to pay for my implants I so desperately need but cannot afford...
StacyOctober 7, 2023 at 4:48 pm
I have had tooth decay, teeth broken,teeth extractions, bad gums because I used Suboxone for over 6+ years and I was never warned about all the risks for my teeth. It has caused a great deal of pain in my mouth.
RyanOctober 6, 2023 at 3:05 am
Absolutely I have been on Suboxone since 2019 and my teeth are horrible
TaraOctober 4, 2023 at 11:15 am
I started taking Suboxone 8mg tablets sublingual in August 2018 and am still to this current day. I have suffered from major dental work, tooth lose, cracked teeth and no am having to have my teeth pulled 2 at a time and pay for permanent dentures. I am 50 years old and other wise I’m very good health. Please help
ToddOctober 3, 2023 at 6:01 pm
Suboxone has been a huge help in maintaining my opioid addiction. For that I am grateful. I've suspected that the films, which I've been prescribed for over 10 years now, were possibly causing tooth decay. I asked my doctor about it and he told me that nothing has been shown to indicate that the suboxone films damage teeth and not to worry about rinsing my mouth out after the film is complete[Show More]Suboxone has been a huge help in maintaining my opioid addiction. For that I am grateful. I've suspected that the films, which I've been prescribed for over 10 years now, were possibly causing tooth decay. I asked my doctor about it and he told me that nothing has been shown to indicate that the suboxone films damage teeth and not to worry about rinsing my mouth out after the film is completely dissolved. About 6-8 months ago I noticed pain in my teeth that was more severe than any tooth problems ever experienced. I chanced across a warning from the FDA specifically warning about tooth decay caused by suboxone films. Exactly what I suspected over 10 yrs. ago. Sadly, I found the FDA warning online by chance. I feel like there is a case to be made of negligence as I never heard any of the providing doctors who prescribed suboxone films to me over a ten year period give me any kind of warning or recommend caution.
KristenOctober 2, 2023 at 6:49 am
I was on Suboxone (Sublingual Film) 4 times a day from 2008/2009 until June 2018. During that time, Suboxone severely effected dental health and I ended up losing all of my teeth. Suboxone severely effected my central nervous systems which resulted in multiple bone fractures, falling asleep throughout the day, multiple falls, 4+ pitted edema from my hips down, severe insomnia, severe psychiatric a[Show More]I was on Suboxone (Sublingual Film) 4 times a day from 2008/2009 until June 2018. During that time, Suboxone severely effected dental health and I ended up losing all of my teeth. Suboxone severely effected my central nervous systems which resulted in multiple bone fractures, falling asleep throughout the day, multiple falls, 4+ pitted edema from my hips down, severe insomnia, severe psychiatric and psychological problems. The FDA said that the treatment period is for a year and I was on Suboxone for 8 to 9 years. My father is a Board Certified Neurologist. He witnessed all of these symptoms for those 8 to 9 years. He can testify, prove and has documentions of what he observed. He was basically ignored.
KimberlySeptember 30, 2023 at 6:23 am
Broken tooth at gumline needs surgery for it to be removed
JaimeSeptember 29, 2023 at 6:20 pm
Please include me In this lawsuit I've paid about $20,000 for surgery on my mouth and dentures because I've been on suboxone so long
ShannonSeptember 29, 2023 at 10:16 am
This is very true I am a perfect candidate I started taking subutex About 8 years ago for a back injury instead of taking pain pills within the first 2 years I noticed I was getting cavities really bad all of a sudden mind you I am 46 years old I have always been able to get my teeth fixed fortunately I also used to have medicaid well I have nothing now by the fifth year I lost 9 teeth at one tim[Show More]This is very true I am a perfect candidate I started taking subutex About 8 years ago for a back injury instead of taking pain pills within the first 2 years I noticed I was getting cavities really bad all of a sudden mind you I am 46 years old I have always been able to get my teeth fixed fortunately I also used to have medicaid well I have nothing now by the fifth year I lost 9 teeth at one time had to get a partial had 13 left in my mouth unfortunately still have no insurance and 3 years I've had 3 teeth break off and have severe cavities in the rest of them so probably will lose all my teeth in only 8 years after 46 years and couldn't figure how this was happening until I seen this lawsuit and was duh that's what it was so I need this because this was wrong I was not warned and in just 8 years I'm embarrassed can't eat don't leave the house don't smile my life has went to hell because of this 😢 💔
ASeptember 29, 2023 at 3:20 am
I have serious tooth decay that caused teeth to break fall out and needed to be extracted mostly on lower grille !! Tops are starting to decay . I aske dentist if the subs could have a part in this situation ???? He said no .(LOL) i new in my mind it deff was . My dentist years back had told me i will never have teeth problems as they were in awsome shape with deep healthy strong roots. I tried co[Show More]I have serious tooth decay that caused teeth to break fall out and needed to be extracted mostly on lower grille !! Tops are starting to decay . I aske dentist if the subs could have a part in this situation ???? He said no .(LOL) i new in my mind it deff was . My dentist years back had told me i will never have teeth problems as they were in awsome shape with deep healthy strong roots. I tried contacting an attorney years back and no one was willing to pass my info along !! We dont handle thes cases !! Exact words !!! Im praying to get some help with this because implants are around 60,000.00 . I cant even touch that. I wish anyone else with this situation can get compensation and get the necessary treatment to feel confident and not afraid to smile . Remember its nothing u did its the Drug manufacturers responsibility. At the price they charge for us recovering addicts is mind blowing !!!! Welcom to corporate America . Hooray for me and F+*k you !! Us.
ChristopherSeptember 28, 2023 at 6:53 pm
I started taken the films years ago. I never dreamed or was told they would effect my teeth. My teeth never had any problems. I'm by nature a happy person. But now I do not smile due to my teeth. I can't afford to have them replaced with implants I make to much for help but not enough to afford the care I need. I praise Suboxone for changing my life. Now I'm upset to find out my smile was taken fr[Show More]I started taken the films years ago. I never dreamed or was told they would effect my teeth. My teeth never had any problems. I'm by nature a happy person. But now I do not smile due to my teeth. I can't afford to have them replaced with implants I make to much for help but not enough to afford the care I need. I praise Suboxone for changing my life. Now I'm upset to find out my smile was taken from them.. Need Help to restore my smile!
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