Repairing Damage From Drug Addiction–Dental Office in Elgin
According to a 2010 National Survey on Drug Use and Health, nearly 9% of the U.S. population uses illegal drugs. At their dental office in Elgin, Dr. Lodding and his team at Smile for Life Dental see the negative impact that drug use can have on teeth and gums.
Individuals who have overcome drug addiction can and should be extremely proud of their monumental achievement. But sadly, these drugs may have already taken a negative toll on the person’s oral health during the addiction period. Studies show that regular use of drugs such as cannabis, cocaine, ecstasy, heroin, or methamphetamine can result in tooth grinding, ulceration and infection of the gums, dry mouth, erosion of tooth enamel, jaw clenching, tooth loss, and other oral health concerns.
Thankfully, the amazing technology provided through cosmetic dentistry options at Smile for Life Dental can help patients who are seeking to restore the damage to their oral health caused by drug addiction. Of course, each smile has its own specific needs, so Dr. Lodding will create a detailed, individualized plan to restore the health, function and beauty of your mouth.
This may require one or more different procedures, depending on the severity of the problems. Incredibly, some of the most severe damage to your teeth and gums can be repaired through a process called full mouth rehabilitation. You’ll notice an improvement in your oral health, the function of the teeth and jaw, along with a beautiful smile.
To receive the help you need to get there, contact Dr. Lodding and his team today at Smile for Life Dental. Their dental office located in Elgin can boost your self-confidence with an amazing smile for the “new and improved you.”