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Tongue turned completely white after taking crystal meth. How to get cured?

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I did some Crystal meth the other day for the first and for the very last time. I'm not a drugy or tweaker or anything. I was just doin something new and stupid with a couple.friends. well my question is about the affects it had on my tongue. My tongue was turned completely white the morning after and it was quite painful to eat or for pretty Much anything to touch it besides good cold water. I know meth can dehydrate your body bit I
was sure to drink plenty of water the night in question. Besides it being a case of meth mouth(a term I found on the internet) what else could it be? It's 3 days later and with alot of salt water and mild mouthwash my tongue has nearly no pain
Posted Thu, 1 Nov 2012 in Dental Health
Answered by Dr. Gunjan Gupta 6 hours later
Thanks for writing in.

You are absolutely right that you are suffering from meth mouth.

The most common symptoms of meth mouth includes-

1.Dry mouth.
2.Acute necrotic ulcerative gingivitis.
3.Excessive sweating.
This dry mouth condition leads to so many adverse effects like-
1.Increase tooth decay.
2.Difficulty in speech.
3.Damage of gingiva and periodontal fibers.
4.Loss of tooth surrounding bone which will lead to loss of teeth.

The treatment includes-

1.Leave the habit completely.
2.Maintain oral hygiene.
3.Get the teeth filled if any.
4.Take plenty of water.
5.You need to get supra and sub gingival cleaning done.
6.Regular brushing.
7.Certain mouthwash like betadine etc.... for faster healing.
8.Certain drugs to induce saliva in severe cases.
So I suggest you never use crystal meth again and maintain your oral hygiene.

I do not that it could be anything else as of now.

Hope I have answered your query, if you have further any doubt feel free to ask.

Take Care.
Dr.Gunjan Gupta
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