What are the oral consequences of drug abuse?


The aim of this research was to characterize oral and maxillofacial manifestations in patients addicted to drugs.

A descriptive field study was conducted.

Thirty-two individuals attending voluntarily a rehabilitation center located in Zulia State, Venezuela, were selected.

A survey and a clinical examination were conducted to determine the oral and maxillofacial manifestations.

The average age of the subjects was 37.7, most of them being male.

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The most commonly used drugs were crack, followed by cocaine and marijuana. Regarding oral manifestations, the predominance of caries (87.5%) was observed, followed by the presence of signs of periodontal disease.

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° Oral and maxillofacial manifestations in patients with drug addiction
° Neira Trinidad Chaparro-González, Mariela Andreina Fox-Delgado, Rafael Tomás Pineda- Chaparro, Betty Isabel Perozo-Ferrer, Amaurys Rosalis Díaz-Amell, Viviana Torres




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