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A Drug User’s Teeth: Recovering Your Smile from Meth Use

Individuals in methamphetamine recovery who are affected by drug users’ teeth decay can restore their oral health and smiles thanks to modern dentistry and the compassionate care of dentists like Dr. Ilya Benjamin in Las Vegas, Nevada. Dr. Ilya Benjamin, a dentist, has advanced training in addiction recovery support and experience restoring whole mouths devastated by the enamel erosion and rampant tooth decay associated with meth use. Before a drug user’s oral health can be stabilized and improved, the patient must recover and no longer use methamphetamine. Once in recovery, a thorough diagnostic workup and careful treatment planning will lead to the treatment of decayed teeth and infected gums in a step-by-step fashion. This treatment will allow both the body and the mouth to heal, and the aesthetics of the smile will be restored, and in many cases, cosmetically enhanced more than the pre-addiction appearance. A drug user’s teeth recovery goals are to achieve optimal oral health, which supports systemic health, optimal chewing function, allows you to eat a wide variety of nutritious foods comfortably, and have a confident, attractive smile. Understanding Meth Drug User’s Teeth Damage Various factors contribute to extensive enamel erosion, rampant tooth decay, gum disease, and even tooth loss that characterizes “meth mouth.”
  1. Methamphetamine has high acidity.
  2. Methamphetamine also decreases saliva production, which serves as a buffer for acid in the mouth.
  3. During 12-hour highs, users disregard regular oral hygiene.
  4. Users crave sugar and typically consume a high-carbohydrate, sugary-drink diet. This is an ideal environment for bacteria to multiply and produce more acid in the mouth, eroding the protective enamel on your teeth.
  5. Chronic acid irritation and inflammation frequently result in advanced gum disease and periodontal bone tissue damage surrounding tooth roots.
  6. Eating nutritious foods is difficult when one’s teeth are loose and painful. Poor nutrition makes the body’s ability to fight infection in the mouth and throughout the body complex.
Why Do You Need to Be in Rehab Before Your Smile Can Be Restored? You will be unable to eliminate the chronic corrosive in your mouth unless you stop using, you will be unable to maintain a regular twice-daily (or more) oral hygiene regimen, you will be highly unlikely to improve the nutrition your body requires for healing, and you will be highly likely to miss dental appointments unless you stop using. There is also another factor to consider. Local anesthetics used to numb the mouth during painful dental procedures will increase your health risks and prevent recovery. However, once you are on the road to recovery, your body is healing. Your mental acuity returns. We can begin with the transitional care that will solve the immediate grave problems in your mouth and move you along towards the full smile recovery that will change your life. Smile Meth Mouth Recovery Will Change Your Life Imagine having a pain-free mouth… When you chew, your teeth should be stable… and a self-assured smile you’re proud to flash. When you are not embarrassed by your mouth, it is easier to go out into the larger community and live a sober life. For most patients, each improvement in their smile motivates them to maintain their sobriety and live a healthy lifestyle. Gum disease elimination will go hand in hand with dental decay removal. Composite bonding and crowns can be used to restore teeth. Depending on how many teeth are lost on an arch, missing teeth can be replaced with traditional crown and bridge treatment or a denture. And, of course, implant therapy provides the highest level of care by filling gaps with prosthetic teeth that feel, function, and look completely natural. For some teeth, cosmetic veneers may be an option. Treatment is tailored to each patient and is heavily influenced by your medical history and the extent of the damage to your teeth and gums. The Recovery Dentist in Las Vegas, Nevada, takes pride in rehabilitating meth addicts’ entire mouths. He also has a strong desire to assist his patients in remaining in recovery. His entire dental team’s kindness and genuine concern for their patients create a lasting bond of hope and strength to pursue total health and fuller life. A complimentary initial consultation will allow you to meet privately with Dr. Ilya Benjamin, share your story and burdens, discuss your oral health goals, and get to know each other. In this welcoming environment, surrounded by love and compassion for your situation, you will learn in greater detail how to improve your oral health and smile rehabilitation. You will be invited to have an exploratory examination of your mouth, and you will have the option to do so. You have control over your life in recovery. Even if a complete smile makeover is currently out of your financial reach, you require primary dental care. Suppose you live in Nevada and are within driving distance of Las Vegas. In that case, you have an opportunity that other Meth Recovery patients do not have. And that is being under the care of a Recovery Dentist, who will devise a comprehensive plan for restoring your mouth and assist you in doing so in manageable steps. He will assist you in receiving the most conservative treatment options that will restore your health. Do you want a beautiful smile, a comfortable mouth, and total health recovery so you can resume your career and social life? Once in recovery, you don’t have to live with a drug user’s teeth! Call Dr. Ilya Benjamin, Recovery Dentist, at (702) 243-7326 today. Summary Meth has high acidity and decreases saliva production. When saliva production decreases, the acidity stays longer in the mouth, which can harm the overall oral health of an individual. The irritation and inflammation caused by the acid can result in advanced gum disease or oral problems. In addition, it increases sugar and high-carbohydrate intake due to cravings. Sugar and high-carbohydrate foods create an ideal environment for bacteria to multiply and produce more acid in the mouth. Nevertheless, smile recovery after meth use is possible. However, a patient needs to be in rehab before having smile restoration. Aside from the acidity that meth has, smile restoration demands an oral hygiene regimen that includes complete dental appointments and a healthy lifestyle. Also, local anesthetics can pose a risk to a patient when the patient is not mentally or physically ready. Recovery is necessary for the overall health of the patient and transitional oral care. Furthermore, Doctors and hygienists like Dr. Ilya Benjamin and his staff in Las Vegas, Nevada make smile recovery more efficient through diagnostic workup and treatment planning. They specialize in addiction recovery support and restoring oral health devastated by enamel erosion and tooth decay associated with meth use. It is their passion to assist patients in remaining in recovery. Their genuine care and concern for their patients encourage patients to live hopeful and healthier lives. All in all, The goal is to achieve optimal oral health which includes the ability to chew properly, enjoy a variety of healthy food options, and a confident, amazing smile.