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Recognising tooth surface loss

Field, James ORCID:, Walls, Angus, Steel, Jimmy and Wassell, Robert 2018. Recognising tooth surface loss. Wassell, Robert, Nohl, Francis, Steele, Jimmy and Walls, Angus, eds. Extra-Coronal Restoration: Concepts and Clinical Application, BDJ Clinician’s Guides, Springer International Publishing, pp. 67-74. (10.1007/978-3-319-79093-0_6)

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This section will emphasise the need to:Distinguish between physiological and pathological tooth surface loss (TSL)Attempt to diagnose the cause of TSL from the appearance and patient history recognising that it is not always clear-cutConsider using a validated screening tool to tailor TSL management to severity, rate of progression and patient-perceived problemsInvestigate patient behaviours predisposing to TSL and their associated time framesSolicit patient cooperation to identify intrinsic erosive factors (e.g. gastro-oesophageal reflux disease or an eating disorder) and intrinsic erosive factors (e.g. fruit juices, wines and sports drinks)Distinguish between sleep-related and awake-related bruxism. The former may need to be managed with an occlusal splint, whilst the latter is best tackled with cognitive awareness therapy and self-monitoring

Item Type: Book Section
Date Type: Published Online
Status: Published
Schools: Dentistry
Publisher: Springer International Publishing
ISBN: 9783319790930
Last Modified: 07 Nov 2022 10:34

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