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How fast can you get periodontitis from meth?

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Dr. Vasu Brown
Wound care
5 doctors agree

In brief: Dry mouth fast decay

  this is ultimately due to the excessive sweating and diarrhea, as well as the direct effect of the drug on the sympathetic nervous system.  unfortunately, the dry mouth has serious consequences for the addict.  the lack of saliva and dry conditions in the mouth cause a shift in the bacterial flora (the mix of germ species in the mouth) accelerates tooth decay.

In brief: Dry mouth fast decay

  this is ultimately due to the excessive sweating and diarrhea, as well as the direct effect of the drug on the sympathetic nervous system.  unfortunately, the dry mouth has serious consequences for the addict.  the lack of saliva and dry conditions in the mouth cause a shift in the bacterial flora (the mix of germ species in the mouth) accelerates tooth decay.
Dr. Vasu Brown
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Dr. Ronda Alexander
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
2 doctors agree

In brief: Bigger fish

Meth(amphetamine) is a dangerous drug- physically and socially.
Yes, periodontal disease is common among those regularly involved with it but so are poor hygeine and legal troubles. If you, or someone you know, have a concern about the ill effects of meth, please seek out a treatment program to help you sort it out. Addiction is a serious disease and can cost you your health, wealth and family.

In brief: Bigger fish

Meth(amphetamine) is a dangerous drug- physically and socially.
Yes, periodontal disease is common among those regularly involved with it but so are poor hygeine and legal troubles. If you, or someone you know, have a concern about the ill effects of meth, please seek out a treatment program to help you sort it out. Addiction is a serious disease and can cost you your health, wealth and family.
Dr. Ronda Alexander
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Dr. Jason Cataldo
Dentistry - Periodontics
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Unknown

This is an area of research.
Generally though, methamphetamine use does not cause periodontitis, periodontitis is caused by bacteria. Methamphetimine use however, may allow the bacteria to act and may lower the host defenses.

In brief: Unknown

This is an area of research.
Generally though, methamphetamine use does not cause periodontitis, periodontitis is caused by bacteria. Methamphetimine use however, may allow the bacteria to act and may lower the host defenses.
Dr. Jason Cataldo
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