Adedigba MA1*, Oni Adeyemi1, Adedigba JA2 and Sola ASA3
1Department of Preventive and Community Dentistry, Obafemi Awolowo University, Nigeria
2Department of Bioethics, Case Western University, USA
3Demography and Social Statistics, Obafemi Awolowo University, Nigeria
Objectives: To determine patterns of substance use and Oral health sensations among substance users.
Methods: Questionnaires were administered to MPWs about drug history and oral health sensations experienced (recalled).
Results: There were 69% current substance user, 10% past users and 21% had never used any form of substance. Alcohol top the list of substance use (74%), followed by combine form of Analgesics (46%), Marijuana was next (41%), tobacco use (38%), Caffeine (34%), Cocaine (15%) and Heroine (3%). The uses of tobacco, Marijuana, Cocaine, Alcohol were statistically associated with dryness of the mouth (p≤ 0.05). Intra oral stains was significantly associated with tobacco use, Marijuana, Cocaine and alcohol (p≤ 0.05). Conclusion: Substance use leads to range of short term oral health sensations.
Oral health sensations; Motor park workers; Oral tissues
Adedigba MA, Adeyemi O, Adedigba JA, Sola ASA. Substance Use and Oral Health Sensations among a Population of Nigerian Motor Park Workers. J Dent Oral Biol. 2016; 1(2): 1006.