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Dr John R. The potential to induce excitation and pleasure have made it very appealing among users. The staining effect however both extrinsically and particularly intrinsically have not been thoroughly understood. This is a case report of a 21 year old African male who presented to the Howard University College of Dentistry Clinic complaining of generalized discoloration.

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However, in this case more aggressive tweth therapy such as veneers or crowns appear to be necessary. In mice, cathinone produces the same types of nervous pacing or repetitive scratching behaviours associated with amphetamines.


A burning sensation in the soft tissues was also found in a higher proportion of khat-chewers. But mature single is reddish with a slight blackish teetth. Before tooth eruption during tooth development, ingestion of excess fluoride or use of tetracycline can produce staining.

The staining effect however both extrinsically and particularly intrinsically have not been thoroughly understood.

The mandibular first molars and anterior teeth showed faucet wear due to continuous chewing of the Khat. Keywords: Chewers, Gingival Hemorrhage, Khat, Oral hygiene, Yemen Introduction Khat catha edulis is a natural stimulant from the catha edulis plant, found in the flowering evergreen tree or large shrub of Celastracea family, which grows mainly in Yemen, Ethiopia, Somalia, Kenya, Saudi Arabia, and at high altitude areas in South Africa and Madagascar.

Caries was detected on the occluso-lingual of the maxillary posterior teeth and facial of the maxillary anterior teeth.

It is much used by the Arabs, to whom it is sent in camel lo, consisting of a of small parcels, each containing about forty slender twigs, with the leaves attached, carefully, wrapped so as to avoid exposure to the air. The action of cathine and cathinone on the newbury escort of epinephrine and norepinephrine has been demonstrated in lab animals, showing tedth one or both of these chemicals cause s the body to recycle these neurotransmitters more slowly, resulting in the wakefulness and insomnia associated with khat use.

When they spat, their saliva was green. The clinical levels of oral hygiene that can be associated with group OHI-S scores are as follows; Good: 0. Inthe WHO kbat the plant as a drug of abuse that can produce mild to moderate psychological dependence less than tobacco or alcohol[2] although the WHO does not consider khat to be seriously addictive.

Influence of khat chewing on periodontal tissues and oral hygiene status among yemenis

Totaling the debris score per tooth surface and dividing by the of the surfaces examined yielded the Simplified Debris Index score for an individual. Khat teethh an effective. The surface area covered by debris was estimated by running the side of Shepherd crook explorer along each tooth surface.

Instead they swallow the juice, and the leaves are left in the oral cavity. Data related to gingival bleeding, halitosis, ability to swallow solid food, presence of a burning sensation in the soft tissues, etc.

Oral manifestations of habitual khat chewing: a case-control study

Khat or qat is a flowering plant native to Ethiopia. Khat contains the alkaloid cathinone, Long-term use can precipitate permanent tooth darkening (of a greenish tinge), susceptibility to ulcers, and diminished sex drive. Conclusion: Khat chewing may result khaf a of changes in the oral mucosa and the dentition.

It is sour to taste and slenderly made in the manner of batan-alu.

People in East Africa and the southern part of the Arabian Peninsula customarily chew the leaves to produce a state of euphoria and stimulation. Methods: A total of subjects chewers and non-chewers with a mean age of Among sex nearby me well known factors are caries, trauma, medication, metallic restorations, hereditary disease, chromogenic food and bacteria. Khat or qat is a stimulant drug found in the leaves of an East African and dilated pupils; regular use can cause tooth decay, gum disease.

Each of these indices is based on numerical determinations representing the amount of debris or calculus on six preselected tooth surfaces.

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Cathinone is a highly potent stimulant, which produces sympathomimetic and central nervous system stimulation analogous to the effect of amphetamine. These chemicals belong to the PPA phenylpropanolamine family, a subset of the phenethylamines related to amphetamines and geeth catecholamines epinephrine and norepinephrine. The Patient said that he was chewing Khat on a daily bases for the last 6 to 7 years and never smoke any type of tobacco. There was no ificant difference between khat-chewers and non-chewers with respect to oral hygiene measures used.

One of the most common ways of ingesting khat is to chew the leaves.

Cathinone is not very stable and breaks down to produce cathine and norephedrine. Inthe related alkaloid cathinone was isolated, and its absolute configuration was established in The author Yousif Al Zarouni writes in his book: [8] :4 The plant is native to the Arabian Peninsula and the Horn of Africadespite its native grounds it is only legal in one of the several countries of the Arabian PeninsulaYemen.

The same teeth as those for evaluation of the debris index were examined.

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His medical history had no positive findings khhat his dental history indicated that he had uk webcam chat visited a dental office before. The surface area covered by calculus was detected supragingivally, and subgingival calculus was explored on a randomly selected tooth quadrant. The mean gingival index and the depth of periodontal pockets of the khat-chewing subjects were ificantly reduced at the chewing side compared with the nonchewing side.

His medical and dental history was reviewed. In khat growing countries, the chewing of khat leaves for social and psychological reasons has been khag for many centuries and its use has been gradually expanded to many countries worldwide.

Khat loses its potency after 48 hours. This can lead to oral and dental problems, like brown staining or discoloration of the teeth​.

Chewing the leaves, which have sympathomimetic and euphoric effects, is a popular habit in numerous countries including the Yemenite population in Israel. Occupational groups such as motor vehicle drivers and truck drivers chew mistress escort during long distance driving to keep them awake; those in cutting of rock stone and building establishment, also use it under a variety of other conditions.

Intrinsic staining can be the result of several processes.

It is believed that batan-alu is red, coolant, relieves biliousness, and is a refrigerant for the stomach and the liver. Table 1illustrating teetg different oral hygiene measures practiced routinely by the khatchewers and non-chewers. Chromospheres arise from two chemical sources: organic compounds ie. Botanists, taking the native name for the plant, turn it into Catha edulis, eatable kat.