Catching Up to Speed: Accelerating Your Understanding of "Meth Mouth"
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This session was recorded during ADA SmileCon
With methamphetamine surpassing opioids as the leading
cause of overdose deaths in many states, it is likely that you have patients who
use Methamphetamine and have "meth mouth"—rotted, blackened, and broken teeth.
Many clinicians are not aware of the signs and symptoms of Methamphetamine use,
or the medical, legal, and ethical issues associated with treating patients with
substance-use disorders. By recognizing who these patients are, you can treat
them safely and possibly save their lives.
Learning Objectives:Presenter: Ronni E. Brown, DDS, MPH
• Understand what
methamphetamine is and why it is more addictive than other street drugs
Identify the physical, behavioral, and oral "clues" of methamphetamine
• Assess patient's risk for caries due to their drug-use patterns and
develop appropriate treatment plans