2014.4-24.Meth

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Our Dermatol Online.  2014; 5(4): 428
DOI:.  10.7241/ourd.20144.24
Date of submission:  27.05.2014 / acceptance: 18.07.2014
Conflicts of interest: None
 

A METH MOUTH CASE

Jerry E. Bouquot1,2,3

1Department of Diagnostic & Biomedical Sciences, University of Texas School of Dentistry at Houston, Houston, Texas 77054
2Department of Rural Health & Community Dentistry, Past Chair of the Department of Oral & Maxillofacial Pathology, West Virginia University School of Dentistry, Morgantown, WV 26506, USA
3Director of Research, The Maxillofacial Center for Education & Research, 212 Tibbs Road, Morgantown, WV 26508
 

Corresponding author:  Prof. Jerry E. Bouquot    e-mail: Jerry.Bouquot@uth.tmc.edu


 

Darkly discolored, cariously destroyed teeth were „normal” 18 months previously. Methamphetamine, plus the lack of oral hygiene and craving for sweet foods and drinks, can destroy teeth in adults more rapidly than any other process.
 
Figures 1A – D. patients with darkly discolored, cariously destroyed teeth caused by long-term use of methamphetamine.


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