Tooth wear refers to loss of tooth substance by means other than tooth decay. This video explains more in depth what tooth wear is so you can better understand and identify it.
Progression of Decay
If teeth are not properly cared for, they will decay overtime. The decay process happens gradually, but if it's not caught in time, it can lead to more severe problems. Tooth Decay In Stages 1. Decay in Enamel This stage is not painful 2. Advanced Decay This stage is not painful 3. Decay in Dentin This stage is painful 4. Decay in Pulp This stage is very painful Related Videos Return to Patient Resources
Gingival recession is when the root of a tooth is exposed due to a receding gum line or loss of gum tissue. Many people don't notice until it is identified by a dental professional. Related Videos Return to Patient Resources
Periodontitis is a gum infection that causes damage to the gums and sometimes destroys the jawbone. Periodontitis has a few different symptoms that this video explains to look out for. Related Videos Return to Patient Resources