Ecstasy related periodontitis and
mucosal ulceration - a case report

Brazier WJ, Dhariwal DK, Patton DW, Bishop K.
Senior House Officer in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery,
Maxillofacial Unit, Morriston Hospital,
Swansea, SA6 6NL,Wales.
Br Dent J 2003 Feb 22;194(4):197-9


Methylenedioxymethamphetamine (MDMA) more commonly known as 'Ecstasy' is a widely used recreational drug. The oral and systemic effects associated with its use have been well documented. This paper highlights a previously unreported complication of MDMA use on the oral mucosa. MDMA periodontitis is illustrated with a case report and the local oral and systemic effects of MDMA use outlined.

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