The Horrific Effects Of Cocaine Eroding The Roof Of Your Mouth - PHOTOS

ABUSING cocaine can leave gaping holes in the roof of users' mouths, with more and more dentists seeing the horrifying side-effects.

These gruesome photos reveal the extent of the damage the Class A drug can cause, eating away at soft tissue from the inside out.It's a lesser-known side-effect of taking the drug, but is similar to "coke nose", celebrity dentist Dr Richard Marques told The Sun Online.

Cocaine use has doubled in the UK over the past five years, with around one million Brits admitting to taking the drug in the last year.

In particular, more young people are trying the Class A - with 20 per cent of 16-24-year-olds trying it in the last 12 months.