Dental abrasion refers to the loss of precious tooth structure and enamel due to injury or force exerted on the tooth. This is a progressive condition that can get worse and lead to even more wear and tear as the tooth enamel is quite thin. It generally affects the canines and premolars. The symptoms may also include pain and tooth sensitivity.
HOW IS DENTAL ABRASION DIAGNOSED?
Diagnosis of the same is done by a dentistry specialist who would check the extent or damage of the abrasion. An X-ray of the teeth could be done to check for internal damage.
HOW IS DENTAL ABRASION TREATED?
The treatment usually centres around tweaks in the dental oral hygiene habits of the patient so as to ensure that further thinning and abrasion of the enamel and tooth does not take place. Dental fillings and root canal treatment can be carried out.
DID YOU KNOW?
The teeth most commonly affected by dental abrasions are premolars and canines.