Doctors for Dental Abrasion in Mulanthuruthy, Kochi
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When the outer layers of the tooth structure start to weaken the condition is called Dental Abrasion. Any material which may cause friction against the teeth causing the weakening of the enamel layer leads to Dental Abrasion. It is mainly caused due to the rigorous brushing of teeth. Other causes include chewing on fingernails, pencils or overuse of toothpicks
HOW IS DENTAL ABRASION DIAGNOSED?
A dentist usually diagnoses dental abrasion by physical examination and clinical picture
HOW IS DENTAL ABRASION TREATED?
Modification of oral hygiene habit (such as avoiding overzealous brushing, use of soft bristle toothbrush) is important to prevent further progression. Existing abrasion cavities can be restored by dental fillings, composite and glass ionomer are both commonly used materials for such cavities. For severe abrasion which involves pulp of the tooth, root canal treatment may be needed
DID YOU KNOW?
Frequent consumption of carbonated drinks and fruit juices of high acidity could prevent dental abrasion.