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Oral health a challenge for drug users — and for dentists

from Bite Magazine

Chemically eroded teeth from cocaine application to gums is one of the conditions seen among problematic drug users, according to a recent University of Queensland School of Dentistry report. The report by Dr. Hooman Baghai is published in May's issue of Addiction. When he combined the results of 28 studies from around the world which collectively provided data on 4,086 patients with substance use disorder, report author Dr Baghaie found that people with substance use disorders had more tooth decay and periodontal disease than the general population, but were less likely to receive dental care. more

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