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Although nicotine gum (Nicorette® Gum) can help some people stop smoking, there are some problems that may occur while using this product. For example, chewing nicotine gum can cause negative effects, such as damage to dental work. This can include damage to fillings, dental caps, and dentures.
Also, the excessive chewing required to use nicotine gum can cause pain and soreness of the joint that connects the lower jawbone to the skull. Talk to your healthcare provider if you experience any problems with your jaw or teeth while using nicotine gum.
(Click Precautions and Warnings With Nicotine Gum for more details on the potentially negative effects of chewing nicotine gum. This full-length article also describes other safety precautions to be aware of and who should not use this product.)
Written by/reviewed by: Kristi Monson, PharmD;Arthur Schoenstadt, MD
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