Pathology Treatments


Canine Abrasion

Excessive wear from friction of an externally applied force, such as rock, bone or toothbrushing may result in loss of enamel and/or dentine. When the friction is light or gradual, the tooth responds by the odontoblasts producing tertiary dentine to seal and protect the underlying pulp. Tertiary dentine is often observed as a honey brown discolouration of the tooth, is smooth on probing and appears schlerotic and disorganized on radiograph. If the wear is rapid, or if the odontoblasts do not produce adequate tertiary dentine to ensure the pulp remains covered, the pulp canal becomes open and the pulp exposed to the oral environment, leaving it open for infection and subsequent pulpitis.


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