What is Cervical Abrasion


Cervical abrasion injury is the wear of the hard tissues of the tooth located in the nech of the tooth which is produced by a contstant frictional mechanical process. This abrasion can be caused by overzealous brushing, using a hard bristled toothbrush or bad dental habits such as biting your nails.

Non-carious cervical loss due to abrasion may lead to consequences and symptoms such as increased tooth sensitivity to hot and cold, increased plaque trapping which will result in caries and periodontal disease, and difficulty of dental appliances such as retainers or dentures engaging the tooth.


The treatment for cervical abrasion is often a composite filling. Precention of dental abrasion is important. Using a toothpaste that is rich in fluride can strengthen your enamel. Brush your teeth with the proper amount of force and a soft bristle toothbrush. Hold the brush at a 45 degreee angle and brush up and down with short strokes.

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