||Smith, W. A. J.|
||The development of non-carious cervical lesions in a bruxer following episodes of gastric reflux [abstract]|
||West Indian med. j;50(Suppl 7):18, Dec. 2001.
||This paper describes a patient suffering from gastric reflux presenting with non-carious cervical lesions. The relationship between gastric reflux and tooth wear is clearly established in the literature. This type of erosion may also play an aetiological role in the development of non-carious cervical lesions. This case describes a patient who has a known bruxer for years but developed tooth sensitivity associated with non-carious cervical lesions following year-long episodes of gastric reflux. It is concluded that patients with gastric reflux should be referred to their dental practitioners to prevent the development of tooth surface loss as a result of acid erosion. (AU)|
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