Abrasion is the progressive mechanical wear of teeth caused by foreign external objects.
It can cause tooth wear, ranging from V shaped notches at the gum line to the destruction of the biting surfaces of the teeth.
Here are some commonly asked questions about this condition:
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What can be done to prevent the Abrasion of my teeth?
Prevention is the most important part of managing tooth abrasion.
- Close monitoring to identify further progression.
- If abrasion is minimal, fl uoride may be applied to reduce the risk of decay and sensitivity.
Mild gum line abrasion
- Placement of a restoration in more severe cases or with the presence of decay.
- Should the strength of the tooth be compromised or an esthetic concern be present a more advanced restorative treatment such as a crown or onlay may be necessary.
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