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Tooth Attrition MeSH Descriptor Data 2023


MeSH Heading
Tooth Attrition
Tree Number(s)
C07.793.818.249
Unique ID
D019217
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D019217
Annotation
do not confuse with TOOTH EROSION or TOOTH ABRASION
Scope Note
The wearing away of a tooth as a result of tooth-to-tooth contact, as in mastication, occurring only on the occlusal, incisal, and proximal surfaces. It is chiefly associated with aging. It is differentiated from TOOTH ABRASION (the pathologic wearing away of the tooth substance by friction, as brushing, bruxism, clenching, and other mechanical causes) and from TOOTH EROSION (the loss of substance caused by chemical action without bacterial action). (Jablonski, Dictionary of Dentistry, 1992, p86)
Entry Term(s)
Attrition, Dental
Dental Attrition
Occlusal Wear
Previous Indexing
Tooth Abrasion (1966-1996)
Public MeSH Note
1997; for DENTAL ATTRITION see TOOTH ABRASION 1976-1996
History Note
1997; for DENTAL ATTRITION use TOOTH ABRASION 1976-1996
Date Established
1997/01/01
Date of Entry
1996/06/10
Revision Date
2009/07/06
Tooth Attrition Preferred
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