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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The lower sections of my teeth are descending into the gums of the lower section of my mouth. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 49-year-old mother of two children. I have a tooth and gum problem which has recently developed. I would appreciate it if you could kindly advise me on the basic treatment for my ailment. The problem is the lower section of the teeth of my mouth is descending inwards into the...  Read Full »

Dr. Muzaffer Hussain Parray

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I had gone through your question I can understand your concern. As per your history, it seems to me that you feel yours. The lower teeth crown area is reducing with time. It is not possible they will descend into the gum. The problem I suggest can be either attrition ...  Read Full »

My father is 70 years, and all his teeth are broken. Please suggest a treatment.

Query: Hi doctor, My father is 70 years old, and all his teeth are broken. He cannot chew or eat correctly. A type of white color acid also comes out sometimes from both sides of his lips, and sometimes that acid cuts the sides of his lips. But I also want to know if we can put a denture without removing t...  Read Full »

Dr. Ummah Mohammad

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your concern. First, a full mouth X-ray will help to know the number of remaining teeth. Often only the root remains and causes infection and pus accumulation, so such parts must be removed. If there are any strong teeth that can be restored and your fa...  Read Full »

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 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 F

Answer: Hello, Welcome to 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 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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