As strong and durable as your tooth enamel is, it can still be affected by misalignment issues in your bite pattern. If you have an uncorrected deviation in your dentition, it could cause one or more teeth to rub on each other excessively.
As the tooth enamel on a tooth starts to degrade, you might notice an abnormal change in texture, worsening tooth sensitivity, or general discomfort. Without professional treatment from a dentist like Dr. Robin Khan, a developing case of dental attrition could contribute to tooth decay complications, severe tooth sensitivity, or a significant dental fracture.
After examining the tooth and taking some X-rays, Dr. Robin Khan can help you understand the necessary treatment methods to address the area of dental attrition and prevent further complications.
This might involve applying an amalgam or composite resin dental filling. If the damaged area of tooth enamel is large, he might advocate a dental crown restoration.
Once the compromised tooth has been repaired measures will likely need to be taken to lessen the relationship of the two teeth. This might call for a dental contouring treatment, or some form of orthodontic realignment.
If you are in the Omaha, Nebraska, area and you have noticed a change in one of your teeth, you should call 402-932-0282 to have it examined at Dentistry For Health’s dental office.