Uncorrected deviations in the alignment of your bite pattern can start to gradually degrade the enamel layer on one of your teeth. At first you might not notice the problem. Yet as time goes on an abnormal texture might develop on an affected tooth. This might also be accompanied by gradually worsening tooth sensitivity.
If you have noticed a problem with one of your teeth you need to have examined by a professionally trained dentist like Dr. Pantea Nooraee. With early detection he might be able to repair a small area of compromised tooth enamel with a simple amalgam or composite dental filling.
This mode of treatment might also call for Dr. Pantea Nooraee to perform a dental contouring treatment. The goal is to make minor changes in the tooth that caused the dental attrition to minimize further issues.
A more significant case of dental attrition might not leave sufficient healthy tooth enamel to anchor a dental filling. This could also be an issue for a tooth that was previously repaired by a dental filling, or it has an active area of tooth decay. In a case like this Dr. Pantea Nooraee might recommend replacing the tooth’s enamel layer with a dental crown.
If you live in the Frisco, Texas, area and you suspect one of your teeth has been affected by dental attrition, you should call (972) 335-3000 to have it examined by the oral care specialists at Twins Family Dentistry.