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CASE REPORT Posterior Intrusion Using Skeletal Anchorage in a Patient with Severe Acid Erosion

VOLUME 47 : NUMBER 04 : PAGES (249-254) 2013

MARCIO COSTA SOBRAL, MMS

IZABELLE ALICE PINHEIRO BARROS LISBOA

TELMA MARTINS DE ARAƚJO, DDS, MMS

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Acid or dental erosion, also known as perimolysis, is a loss of tooth enamel caused by stomach problems such as vomiting, frequent regurgitation, or gastroesophageal reflux or by a high intake of acidic foods. The occlusal surfaces are most frequently affected, often causing extrusion of the antagonist teeth, especially when these lesions occur in the lower arch.

Treatment options include abrasive removal of enamel from the extruded teeth or the more conservative approa...

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