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Uncorrected deviations in the alignment of the teeth in your bite pattern can cause one or more teeth to rub together excessively. If the area of dental attrition goes unnoticed, or untreated it can promote a severe cavity or increase the tooth’s chances of suffering a severe dental fracture. A tooth so severely compromised might require a root canal to prevent further complications.

Early symptoms of dental attrition could include a change in texture on one of your teeth, heightened sensitivity, or significant discomfort in one of your teeth. If you have noticed any of these symptoms with one of your teeth, you should schedule an appointment with Dr. David Goldschein’s dental clinic.

With early detection, Dr. David Goldschein might be able to repair a small area of dental attrition with a simple amalgam or composite dental filling. This might also include Dr. David Goldschein performing a dental contouring treatment to edit a small amount of tooth enamel to prevent further problems.

If the dental attrition has compromised a large area of tooth enamel or tooth decay has developed, Dr. David Goldschein might recommend treating the tooth with a dental crown. This will completely replace the entire tooth enamel layer with an alternate dental material that will rival the strength of natural tooth enamel.

If you live in the Tampa, Florida, area and you suspect one of your teeth has been distressed by dental attrition, you should call 813-251-5740 to schedule an appointment at Generations Cosmetic and Family Dentistry.