Dental Attrition Can Lead to Tooth Decay and Dental Fractures

June 11, 2021

For some people, a minor change in the alignment of two or more teeth can have a long-term effect on the tooth enamel. Excess wear from an unhealthy relationship in your bite pattern can gradually start to impact a tooth. That’s why a regular checkup is essential.

As healthy tooth enamel wears away, it can leave the affected tooth with an increased risk of developing further complications. If dental attrition isn’t addressed in a reasonable amount of time, it can leave the tooth vulnerable to tooth decay and serious dental fractures.

If you notice an abnormal change in the texture of a tooth, or if you are experiencing an increased amount of tooth sensitivity, you should have it examined by an experienced dentist like Dr. Sheldon Sullivan.

In some of these cases, the affected tooth can be treated by installing a dental filling, or by performing a dental crown restoration. These options might also be used in conjunction with a dental contouring treatment. This will help to restore the basic health and function of the tooth while limiting further complications.

If you live in the Gilbert, Arizona, region, and if you are concerned about one of your teeth, you should call 602-492-9003 to have it examined and professionally treated at Artistry in Dentistry.