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Oral Health After Drug Addiction

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Drug addiction is a real disease that affects the lives of many. Drugs and other harmful substances can cause damage to your overall health and to your dental health as well. Once you overcome your addiction, this damage to your smile may prevent you from feeling like a healthy new you.

After overcoming something as traumatic and damaging as drug addiction, you deserve to feel proud of showing off a clean and healthy smile. Here at Auburn Family Dental, we want to help you achieve that smile.

How We Can Help

If Dr. Behnaz Raisdana suspects drug use in a patient, there are certain things she’ll keep a close eye on. These things can include the look of malnourishment or a distinctive pattern of decay that forms on the teeth. According to the American Dental Association, the following actions should be taken when drug addiction is suspected or confirmed:

  • A thorough examination and reviewing the patient’s medical and dental history.
  • Dr. Raisdana will express concern or suspicion of drug abuse.
  • We can provide you with contact information for local clinics or rehab facilities.
  • Preventative measures, such as fluoride treatments, will be taken.
  • Our office will take the time to educate you about the medical and dental risks associated with drug use.

If you have recently overcome an addiction that has harmed your teeth and are looking to give your smile a makeover, please contact Auburn Family Dental. Our Wichita, Kansas family dentist will discuss restorative dental procedures with you to determine the right course of action for your case!

Posted on Feb 25, 2019

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