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Genetic factors and tooth loss can sometimes cause minor alterations in the bond structure of your mouth. As time goes on this could cause multiple teeth to change their alignment and meet at an unhealthy angle with their partners in your bite pattern.

As it progresses the surface of one misaligned tooth can start to wear and grind on the tooth enamel of another. Early signs that this has started to happen could include a noticeable change in the surface texture of the tooth, as well as heightened tooth sensitivity.

Sometimes an area of dental attrition can start to accumulate bacterial deposits which increase the tooth’s chances of suffering from a severe cavity. Even if the tooth isn’t affected by tooth decay the compromised structure of the tooth could lead to a severe dental fracture.

If you have noticed an abnormality with one of your teeth, you should have it examined by a dentist like Dr. Barton Barré as soon as possible. The size of the affected area will influence the treatment method he presents.

In some of these cases, a minor area of dental attrition can be addressed by installing a simple dental filling. If necessary future treatments might be needed to address the deviation in your bite pattern.

If you live in Harvey, Louisiana, area and you have noticed a change with one of your teeth, you should call 504-367-0355 to have it examined and treated at Barré Dental Care.