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Meth mout.

Authors
  • Heng, Christine K1
  • Badner, Victor M
  • Schiop, Luminita Adela
Type
Published Article
Journal
Hawaii dental journal
Publication Date
Jan 01, 2009
Volume
40
Issue
3
Identifiers
PMID: 19743598
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Methamphetamine (meth) is a drug traditionally sought by groups living on the fringes of society. But now, it has entered the mainstream. Over the last five years, meth has seen a surge in abuse, media coverage and attention from law enforcement officers. Meth mouth is characterized by rampant caries, typically on the smooth surfaces of dentition. This article gives a history of meth use and abuse. It describes the condition of meth mouth and its etiology. Treatment options and other dental considerations are discussed.

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