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An: 2019, Nr.4, Articol Nr. 7
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LOCALIZED DENTAL ABRASION CAUSED BY AN UNUSUALLY VICIOUS HABIT: CASES REPORT AND LITERATURE REVIEW

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      Dorelia Lucia Călin - “Grigore T. Popa” University of Medicine şi Pharmacy, Iaşi, Discipline of Cariology and Restorative Odontotherapy
      LOCALIZED DENTAL ABRASION CAUSED BY AN UNUSUALLY VICIOUS HABIT: CASES REPORT AND LITERATURE REVIEW (Abstract): Oral vicious habits have been identified as playing a significant role in tooth wear. The lack of awareness of the impact of these habits among patients can lead to extensive tooth wear over time and may impede normal and aesthetic function. This case report describes an unusual vicious habit adopted by the patient that resulted in severe localized pathological wear of the occlusal surface of the molars. The initial phase of treatment involved the prevention of wear through a discussion of the etiology and destructive nature of this habit. The wear progression was reduced by educating the patient in this regard to avoid using their own teeth as tools and eliminating the causative agent. A minimally destructive treatment plan has been developed to maintain the remaining tooth structure. The treatment consisted of the addition of composite to the affected areas of the remaining dentition to prevent further tooth loss and to help prevent any pulpal irritation. This form of treatment was biologically acceptable and kept the remaining structure as much as possible. In conclusion, composite resins appear to be a good therapeutic solution for dental abrasion lesions.
Key words: VICIOUS HABIT, DENTAL ABRASION, COMPOSITE RESTORATION
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