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Tooth Abrasion MeSH Descriptor Data 2022


MeSH Heading
Tooth Abrasion
Tree Number(s)
C07.793.818.124
Unique ID
D014072
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D014072
Annotation
do not confuse with TOOTH ATTRITION or TOOTH EROSION
Scope Note
The pathologic wearing away of the tooth substance by brushing, bruxism, clenching, and other mechanical causes. It is differentiated from TOOTH ATTRITION in that this type of wearing away is the result of tooth-to-tooth contact, as in mastication, occurring only on the occlusal, incisal, and proximal surfaces. It differs also from TOOTH EROSION, the progressive loss of the hard substance of a tooth by chemical processes not involving bacterial action. (From Jablonski, Dictionary of Dentistry, 1992, p2)
Entry Term(s)
Abrasion, Dental
Dental Abrasion
NLM Classification #
WU 246
Public MeSH Note
1965
History Note
1965
Date Established
1965/01/01
Date of Entry
1999/01/01
Revision Date
2009/07/06
Tooth Abrasion Preferred
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