Stomatological diseases are numerous. Some of them are more or less "popular while the rest are not. Wedgelike defect is one of those unpopular diseases. Wedgelike defect is a serious pathology. It changes the outlook of hard dental tissues. Eventually the tooth starts looking like a wedge. Wedgelike defect usually affects the dental cervix of both the mandible and the maxilla (usually the labial and cheek surfaces). Wedgelike defect has much in common with caries though it is a non-carious lesion of dental tissues. Wedgelike defect mostly affects middle-aged aged people.
There are many cases when wedgelike defect follows exposure of neck of tooth. Then one can say that it is one of the symptoms of periodentium diseases. Modern scientists have found out that the major cause of the disease is the influence of mechanic factors. For example, using a too hard toothbrush can be harmful for teeth. Stomatological practitioners claim that wedgelike defect mostly affects premolar teeth and canine teeth.
The thing is that these teeth jut out from the denture more than other teeth.
Dentistry is a serious thing but it has its tricks. Right-handed people are more likely to suffer wedgelike defect of the left side of the jaw while left-handed people usually suffer wedgelike defect of the right side of the jaw. The thing is that right-handed people try harder brushing teeth on the left side of the jaw and vice versa.
Wedgelike defect usually causes no pain though sometimes mechanic, temperature, or chemic irritants can cause light pain in the affected tooth. There are cases of singular wedgelike defect (when the disease affects just one tooth) but they are not numerous. Wedgelike defect usually affects some symmetrically placed teeth. As a result the disease can ruin the charm of your smile.
As soon as you have noticed some problems with your teeth you should see your dentist. If he diagnoses wedgelike defect, it is necessary to stabilize its clinical course. Your dentist will prescribe applications containing substances that increase resistance of teeth. Here are some of these substances: 75% solution of fluoric paste, 10% solution of calcium gluconate, and 2% solution of sodium fluoride. Dentists also recommend using a softer toothbrush in order not to injure teeth. It is better to chose toothpastes with remineralizing effect. Another important thing is to clean teeth properly. Try to avoid horizontal movements.
Wedgelike defect can become too evident. Then it is necessary to fill the tooth with composite materials. If the defect has gone too deep, individual crowns are the only way to improve the situation.