Meth Mouth Research Paper

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Meth Mouth Meth mouth is severe tooth decay and tooth loss, as well as tooth fracture, acid erosion, and other oral problems, potentially symptomatic of extended use of the drug methamphetamine. The gums are red and swollen and the plaque is yellowish and white where its suppose to coat the teeth. Meth mouth just isn’t for people who use meth or are addicted to it, it use to be called that because people had poor hygiene and nutrition. Also, they had a lot of sugar in their diet intake. When people went to the dentist or doctor they had the pain in their gums,and when they got fevers and their inability to function started becoming too much they found out it was ca used by a condition known as Acute Necrotizing…show more content…
When your tooth starts to has pain that’s from abscesses and acute nerve pain due to decay. When your gums start to hurt when you eat it comes from anug. When you start to get all the body aches, that is from infections and grinding of the teeth. Meth causes all these symptoms because they are known as central nervous system stimulants. Meth does a lot of damage to your body, for example a destructive lifestyle, poor hygiene, sugary food and drinks, and lack of sleep. How meth can give you a destructive lifestyle is it starts with an “up” and is followed by an unpleasant “down” which can be avoided by taking more of the drug. The longer the “up” is maintained, the worse the “down” feels, and the harder the addict will go to take the drug just so they can keep their high. Meth gives you poor hygiene because it will eventually give you periodontal disease and you will start to develop plaque on your teeth and gum line. Now how sugary foods and drinks damages your body is once you have so much plaque built up it will soon cause tooth decay because of the amount of acid those sugary food and drinks have in them. Lastly, the lack of sleep damages your immune system. Other than the symptoms and signs of meth mouth, there are a good amount
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