Dental erosion in children and adolescents: gastroenterologic background

Wilder-Smith, Clive H; Lussi, Adrian (2006). Dental erosion in children and adolescents: gastroenterologic background. Schweizerische Monatsschrift für Zahnmedizin, 116(9), pp. 917-27. Bern: Schweizerische Zahnärzte-Gesellschaft

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Reflux of acidic gastric secretions into the oral cavity may cause significant dental erosion. This gastro-oesophageal reflux has been shown to occur in children as well as in adults, and is often not accompanied by typical reflux symptoms. When symptoms are present the children may complain of heartburn, food regurgitation and epigastric pain. Current investigation involves ambulatory 24-hour oesophageal pH-measurements. In the case of exaggerated reflux, the main therapeutic option is medical acid suppression for several years. The pathogenesis, the diagnostic and therapeutic procedures as well as the importance of the cooperation between dentists and gastroenterologists are described and therapeutic advices are given.

Item Type:

Journal Article (Further Contribution)

Division/Institute:

04 Faculty of Medicine > School of Dental Medicine > Department of Preventive, Restorative and Pediatric Dentistry

UniBE Contributor:

Lussi, Adrian

Subjects:

600 Technology > 610 Medicine & health

ISSN:

0256-2855

Publisher:

Schweizerische Zahnärzte-Gesellschaft

Language:

German

Submitter:

Eveline Carmen Schuler

Date Deposited:

04 Oct 2013 14:52

Last Modified:

25 Jan 2017 12:17

PubMed ID:

17051961

BORIS DOI:

10.7892/boris.21817

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/21817 (FactScience: 15196)

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