Methamphetamine abuse and "meth mouth".

Nelson L Rhodus, James W. Little

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Abstract

Dental management for the patient who abuses drugs is always a challenge. The number of patients abusing methamphetamines appears to be increasing. The dentist needs to be aware of the clinical presentation and medical risks presented by these patients and to attempt to get the patient to seek professional help. Additionally, special attention will be necessary for the high prevalence and severity of oral manifestations including rampant caries, enamel erosion, xerostomia, bruxism, and muscle trismus.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)29, 31, 33-37
JournalNorthwest dentistry
Volume84
Issue number5
StatePublished - Jan 1 2005

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