Recovery Dentistry & Pain Management

Dentists frequently prescribe immediate-release opioids like hydrocodone (Vicodin® and Lortab®) and oxycodone (OxyContin® and Percocet®) for pain management treatment following tooth extractions. For most patients, these drugs never pose a problem. But for those in recovery, an opioid prescribed, for even a short duration, can

A Drug User’s Teeth: Recovering Your Smile from Meth Use

Thanks to today’s dentistry and the compassionate care of dentists like Dr. Jamie Alexander, in Boynton Beach, FL, individuals in methamphetamine recovery affected by drug user’s teeth decay can restore their oral health and smiles. Recovery Dentist, Jamie J. Alexander, has advanced education in addiction

Dental Implant Options After Having Dentures

Implant Treatment After Dentures “One of the most wonderful advances in dentistry,” says Jamie J. Alexander, D.D.S., of Recovery Dentistry in Boynton Beach, FL, “is the ability to replace missing teeth with a stable prosthesis that provides stability, strong function, and natural appearance.” Due to

Keep Balance: Extend Abstinence by Preventing Relapse

Keep Balance: Extend Abstinence by Preventing Relapse An eight-year study of 1,162 addicts published in 2007 indicates that abstinence really does predict long-term recovery. Some takeaways from this research are: For those who achieve a year of sobriety, less than half will relapse. If you can

Dental Care for Recovering Addicts: Why Choose a “Recovery” Dentist

Dental Care for Recovering Addicts: Why see a “recovery” dentist? People who know the cycle of addiction can give you a deep empathy, understanding, and acceptance that is priceless. Dental care for recovering addicts ensures that this empathy and understanding is practiced throughout dental treatment examinations

Dental Diagnosis of Rheumatic Disease & TMJ/TMJD

Dental Diagnosis of Rheumatic Disease & TMJ/TMJD People who have a rheumatic disease, such as rheumatoid arthritis, may develop temporoimandibular joint disorder (TMJ/TMJD) as a secondary condition. Rheumatic diseases refer to a large group of disorders that cause pain, inflammation, and stiffness in the joints,

Keeping a Healthy Balance to Extend Abstinence

An eight-year study of 1,162 addicts published in 2007 indicates that abstinence really does predict long-term recovery. Some takeaways from this research are: For those who achieve a year of sobriety, less than half will relapse. If you can make it to 5 years of sobriety,

Teeth Damage, Gum Damage, and Alcoholism

Teeth Damage and Alcoholism: 4 reasons you need special care. There are four primary reasons why many dental patients in recovery are in need of special care and treatment for long standing gum disease and other teeth damage related to chronic alcoholism: Alcohol abuse irritated

The Effect of Cocaine on Gums and Teeth

Cocaine on gums, and how it impacts your oral health Regular use of cocaine leads to painful perforation of the nasal septum and palate of the mouth, painful lesions in the gums and other soft tissue of the mouth, and erosion of tooth enamel. Patients

Fitness and Oral Health

Your Fitness, Oral Health & Recovery from Addiction A great body of research evidence has made clear that looking after your oral health is important for physical health. Now that you are in recovery, you are no doubt motivated to pursue more physical activities to