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Structural changes in your mouth from tooth loss, as well as uncorrected deviations with the alignment of your teeth can cause excess wear and tear between two or more dental surfaces. Over time this can start to degrade a tooth’s enamel layer.

As it starts to progress a case of dental attrition might reveal some basic symptoms. As it continues to develop you might also start to notice a change in the surface texture of the tooth and increasing sensitivity to hot, cold, sweet, and acidic substances. Left untreated dental attrition can also start to compromise the structural integrity of the tooth. This could increase your chances of suffering a severe dental fracture.

If you suspect an area of dental attrition is developing on one of your teeth, you should have it examined by a dentist like Dr. Parth Patel as soon as possible.

Some minor cases of dental attrition can be treated by applying a simple dental filling. This treatment plan might also call for him to make minor edits to the offending tooth by performing a dental contouring treatment.

A more significant case of dental attrition might require a dental crown restoration. This is even more likely to be the case if another surface of the tooth was previously repaired with a dental filling or an active area of tooth decay has developed in the compromised area of tooth enamel.

If you live in the Douglasville, Georgia, area and you have noticed a change in one of your teeth, you should call 770-942-1096 to have it examined and treated at Smile By Design.