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Tooth Attrition (Attrition, Dental) Summary

Description: The wearing away of a tooth as a result of tooth-to-tooth contact, as in mastication, occurring only on the occlusal, incisal, and proximal surfaces. It is chiefly associated with aging. It is differentiated from TOOTH ABRASION (the pathologic wearing away of the tooth substance by friction, as brushing, bruxism, clenching, and other mechanical causes) and from TOOTH EROSION (the loss of substance caused by chemical action without bacterial action). (Jablonski, Dictionary of Dentistry, 1992, p86)

Also Known As: Attrition, Dental; Occlusal Wear; Attrition, Tooth; Dental Attritions; Occlusal Wears Show All >>

Networked: 90 relevant articles (1 outcomes, 16 trials/studies) for this Disease

Key Drugs and Agents for Tooth Attrition

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Drugs and Important Biological Agents (IBA) related to treatments:
  1. dimemorfan (AT 17) : 1 outcome 1 study in 1 result : IBA
  2. Dental Porcelain (Porcelain) : 2 studies in 4 results : IBA
  3. Dantrolene (Dantrium) : 2 studies in 2 results : FDA 5 Generic
  4. Gold : 1 study in 2 results : IBA
  5. Resin Cements (Cement, Resin) : 1 study in 1 result : IBA
  6. Polymers : 1 study in 1 result : IBA
  7. Composite Resins : 6 results : IBA
  8. fuji IX : 4 results : IBA
  9. Complement System Proteins (Complement) : 3 results : IBA
  10. zirconium oxide (zirconia) : 3 results : IBA
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Diseases Related to Tooth Attrition

  1. Periodontal Diseases (Periodontal Disease)
  2. Tooth Avulsion
  3. Temporomandibular Joint Disorders (Temporomandibular Joint Disorder)
  4. Hypercementosis
  5. Bites and Stings (Sting)
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Key Therapies for Tooth Attrition

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  1. Lasers (Laser) : 2 studies in 5 results
  2. Bite Force (Occlusal Forces) : 2 studies in 4 results
  3. Crowns (Crown, Dental) : 1 study in 6 results
  4. Inlays (Inlay) : 1 study in 4 results
  5. Prostheses and Implants (Prosthesis) : 1 study in 3 results
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