If you are concerned about damage to your mouth or teeth, nicotine gum (Nicorette® Gum) may not be the best product to use to help you stop smoking. This nonprescription medicine may be helpful for many people who are trying to quit cigarette smoking. However, before using nicotine gum, it's important to know that this product can cause damage to dental work, including fillings, dental caps, and dentures.
Also, 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 Nicorette Gum.
(Click Precautions and Warnings With Nicotine Gum for more details on potential damage this product may cause to the mouth and teeth. Other safety precautions and warnings are also covered, including information on who should not use this product.)
Written by/reviewed by: Kristi Monson, PharmD;Arthur Schoenstadt, MD
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