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Addiction and the Use of Illicit Drug Use-The Oral And Dental Effects

Volume 5 - Issue 1

*William J Maloney*, DDS

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    • Clinical Associate Professor, New York University, USA

    *Corresponding author: William J Maloney, DDS, Clinical Associate Professor, New York University, USA

Received: May 25, 2018;   Published: May 30, 2018

DOI: 10.26717/BJSTR.2018.05.001137

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Abstract

The power of addiction must never be underestimated. Addiction is the key element in an individual’s seeking and use of illicit drugs despite the knowledge of the potential harmful consequences. The dentist must be aware of the many oral and dental manifestations of the use of various drugs. Also, the dentist must be aware of the potential systemic manifestations of drugs such as heroin, cannabis, methamphetamines and cocaine in order to make the proper modifications to ensure the safe and effective delivery of dental treatment.

Abstract| Introduction| Heroin| Marijuana| Methamphetamines| Cocaine| Conclusion| References|