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I have question about lateral incisor tooth. Worn down from grinding on one side?
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Dr. Kenneth Cheng
Family Medicine
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In brief: Grinding
Excessive wear to a tooth is usually due to grinding of the teeth.
This can occur at night without conscious effort. Best to see your dentist for an evaluation and treatment plan.

In brief: Grinding
Excessive wear to a tooth is usually due to grinding of the teeth.
This can occur at night without conscious effort. Best to see your dentist for an evaluation and treatment plan.
Dr. Kenneth Cheng
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Dr. Abel Loredo
Tooth grinding can cause you to lose the higth of your canines. The canines protect the incisors from being worn down when we chew by lifting the whole arch as we move our teeth sideways. It prevents the lower and upper incisors from scraping against each other, limiting them only to cutting. See a dentist. You may need reconstructive treatment as well as a preventive appliance to keep you from wearing your teeth again.
Dr. Earl Sandroff
Dentistry
In brief: ?????
Not quite sure what you are asking but.
....It is possible that you have a bite that allows you to selectively wear down a single tooth. The best thing you could do is have a dentist analyze your bite and if you are wearing it down have your bite adjusted or perhaps have an occlusal bite guard made to be worn at nite, during the day or both. Earl.

In brief: ?????
Not quite sure what you are asking but.
....It is possible that you have a bite that allows you to selectively wear down a single tooth. The best thing you could do is have a dentist analyze your bite and if you are wearing it down have your bite adjusted or perhaps have an occlusal bite guard made to be worn at nite, during the day or both. Earl.
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