This picture shows the devastating dental effects of methamphetamine abuse – also commonly called “meth mouth.” I have see this condition in my Palm Harbor dentist office on a number of occasions over the past 2 + decades that I have practiced dentistry in the Tampa Bay area. The precise cause of meth mouth has not been proven, but most agree that many factors come into play to cause this level of dental disease.
Treatment is often full mouth extractions with immediate denture placement. The treatment for this patient will be rendered in my Palm Harbor dentist office this month, August 2012.
Paul L. Caputo, DDS3490 E Lake Rd S Suite A