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How do teethbrake. Off?

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David Bracho
General Practice
3 doctors agree

In brief: Tooth decay

Teeth break-off (avulsion) when exposed to significant trauma, tooth decay or gingivitis.
In trauma the tooth may be displaced or avulsed. In tooth decay, a bacterial infection of the enamel weakens the tooth and in severe cases may cause the tooth to die. In gingivitis, an infection of the gums and teeth weakens the attachment of the teeth to bone of the jaw via bone resorption.

In brief: Tooth decay

Teeth break-off (avulsion) when exposed to significant trauma, tooth decay or gingivitis.
In trauma the tooth may be displaced or avulsed. In tooth decay, a bacterial infection of the enamel weakens the tooth and in severe cases may cause the tooth to die. In gingivitis, an infection of the gums and teeth weakens the attachment of the teeth to bone of the jaw via bone resorption.
David Bracho
David Bracho
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Dr. Stephen Chandler
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Healthy ones, trauma

Healthy teeth can resist fairly significant stress, but a strong enough direct force can damage the tooth either partially or entirely.
Poor dentition, gum disease, systemic disorders and some medications may cause teeth to be much more susceptible to decay and injury.

In brief: Healthy ones, trauma

Healthy teeth can resist fairly significant stress, but a strong enough direct force can damage the tooth either partially or entirely.
Poor dentition, gum disease, systemic disorders and some medications may cause teeth to be much more susceptible to decay and injury.
Dr. Stephen Chandler
Dr. Stephen Chandler
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