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Attrition

Attrition for Oral Pathology Review from RealizeIt (E. Andrews)

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What are the clinical features of Attrition? The loss of structure due to tooth-tooth contact. This condition occurs in the deciduous and permanent dentition. Patients will show shortening of the arch length and a decrease in a vertical dimension. Pulp exposure and sensitivity are rare.
Describe the demographics of patients diagnosed with Attrition. There is an increased likelihood of condition when there is poor quality of enamel, edge to edge occlusion, premature occlusion, intraoral abrasive’s, and a tooth grinding habit.
Elaborate on appropriate lesion terminology used to describe Attrition. Extensive loss of coronal tooth height without pulp exposure in patient with edge-to-edge occlusion.
Describe the lesion appearance/histological features of Attrition. n many cases, no histologic features will be used to diagnose this defect.
List 3 differential diagnosis for Attrition condition. 1. Erosion 2. Abrasion 3. Abfraction
Describe the type of treatment appropriate for Attrition. Early diagnosis and intervention are key approaches to decrease the amount of destruction. Normal levels of attrition require no therapy.
Created by: lesley.carrillo