Meth mouth

Case contributed by Dr James Sheldon


IV drug user. Presents with swelling and pain around right hemimandible and pre-molar teeth

Patient Data

Age: 25
Gender: Female

OPG demonstrates dental caries involve all 4 quadrants of the mouth. Several teeth are fractured or absent, especially in the left hemimandible.

Lucency surrounding the right mandibular pre-molar teeth is consistent with abscess formation.

The patient was an IV methamphetamine user. A comparison OPG from several years earlier demonstrates less severe dental disease.

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Case information

rID: 25039
Published: 30th Sep 2013
Last edited: 14th Aug 2019
System: Head & Neck
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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