Diagnosis of erosive tooth wear

Ganss, Carolina; Lussi, Adrian (2006). Diagnosis of erosive tooth wear. In: Lussi, Adrian (ed.) Dental Erosion: From Diagnosis to Therapy. Monographs in Oral Science: Vol. 20 (pp. 32-43). Basel: Karger 10.1159/000093349

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The clinical diagnosis 'erosion' is made from characteristic deviations from the original anatomical tooth morphology, thus, distinguishing acid induced tissue loss from other forms of wear. Primary pathognomonic features are shallow concavities on smooth surfaces occurring coronal from the enamel-cementum junction. Problems from diagnosing occlusal surfaces and exposed dentine are discussed. Indices for recording erosive wear include morphological as well as quantitative criteria. Currently, various indices are used making the comparison of prevalence studies difficult. The most important and frequently used indices are described. In addition to recording erosive lesions, the assessment of progression is important as the indication of treatment measures depends on erosion activity. A number of evaluated and sensitive methods for in vitro and in situ approaches are available, but the fundamental problem for their clinical use is the lack of re-identifiable reference areas. Tools for clinical monitoring are described.

Item Type:

Book Section (Book Chapter)

Division/Institute:

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

UniBE Contributor:

Lussi, Adrian and Lussi, Adrian

Subjects:

600 Technology > 610 Medicine & health

ISSN:

0077-0892

ISBN:

978–3-8055–8097–7

Series:

Monographs in Oral Science

Publisher:

Karger

Language:

English

Submitter:

Eveline Carmen Schuler

Date Deposited:

04 Oct 2013 14:52

Last Modified:

25 Jan 2017 12:17

Publisher DOI:

10.1159/000093349

PubMed ID:

16687883

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/21826 (FactScience: 15214)

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