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NorMasitah Mohamed Shukri

Department of Public Health Dentistry, College of Dentistry, Saveetha University, Chennai, India


  • Research Article   
    Prevalence and Severity of Attrition among Adult Class II Division I Malocclusion Patients
    Author(s): Ravindra Kumar Jain*, NorMasitah Mohamed Shukri and Arthi Balasubramaniam

    Malocclusion is a deviation of occlusion that describes the malaligment of teeth which can lead to serious oral health problems. Untreated malocclusion can cause irritation to the gingiva and mouth, tooth decay due to cleaning difficulty and attrition of the occlusal surface. Long-term complications include temporomandibular problems, periodontal disease, obstructive sleep apnea and psychological disorders. Dental attrition is a mechanical process of hard tissue loss due to continuous rubbing between opposing teeth, not because of bacteria influence. Etiologies may be malocclusion, dental caries, trauma and carbonated drinks. Individuals with class II malocclusion have higher prevalence of dental attrition compared to other malocclusion. Data collection was done in a university setting. Data regarding patients having class II division I malocclusion were retrieved after analyzing all .. Read More»

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