Attrition Of Teeth

Teeth attrition is a type of dental wear caused by tooth to tooth contact. The friction caused by tooth rubbing wears the biting surface of the teeth. It often occurs due to aging. In some cases, it occurs due to dental diseases and eating habits. The symptoms of attrition are sore gums, loss of tooth structure, increased dental pain, and tooth discoloration. It is treated depending on the cause. Orthodontic treatment helps to fix tooth alignment, and dental restorations help to restore damaged teeth.

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Can dental problems cause head and shoulder pain?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 47-year-old male with a height of 162 cm and a weight of 74 kg. I have tooth pain, and pain in the upper and lower jaw, the backside of the head, and the shoulder. The pain is mostly on the right side of the head and jaw. Can you please help me with this?  Read Full »


Dr. Muzaffer Hussain Parray

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I can understand your concern. I went through your question and CT (computed tomography) report (attachment removed to protect the patient's identity). Your CT report is normal, which means there is no major issue to be concerned about. The problem looks muscle-related...  Read Full »

What could be the reason for teeth wear and jaw pain?

Query: Hello doctor, I have been having a little bit of jaw pain from time to time and also a dull pain in different teeth at different times. I suffer from bruxism and have a custom dental night guard. But for the last month, I am feeling pain as if I am grinding at night. The dental guard split in half ...  Read Full »


Dr. Beryl Fredrick

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. This could be a temporomandibular joint (TMJ) issue. Temporo Mandibular joint is the jaw joint between the upper jaw and the lower jaw and involves multiple and complex structures like a disc between two jaws, chewing muscles, and the joini...  Read Full »

When food gets stuck in between teeth, what happens?

Query: Hi doctor, I have a doubt regarding some general facts. Please explain the following elaborately. Is it fine to pluck out a gray hair? What happens when something gets stuck in between teeth for several days? What is the effect of teeth chatter? What is the growling of the stomach? When does the ea...  Read Full »


Dr. Naveen Thomas

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. When we pluck out a hair, we feel a slight sharp pain at that point of time. The hair usually breaks along with its follicle, thus that space remains hairless in the future. But if the hair breaks in between with its follicle intact, then the hair will regrow.When food ge...  Read Full »

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