Enamel Hypoplasia is a defect of the enamel that can occur when teeth are developing; this can occur in both babies and adults with permanent teeth. This condition results in developing a thinner enamel and can have adverse long term effects. Some of the long term effects include an increased vulnerability to tooth decay as well as cavities. In addition, intense pain can also interfere with daily activities.
SymptomsThere are some distinct symptoms that can indicate enamel hypoplasia. When looking at the teeth, possible indicators of enamel hypoplasia include white spots or yellow and brownish stains, small grooves or fissures in the teeth, or having sensitive teeth when consuming cold or hot foods. If you notice any of the above, reach out to Your Dental Office in Toronto, and Etobicoke to get a diagnosis. Our team will examine the teeth for thinning enamel, any changes in colour, and listen to any oral health issues.
How Enamel Hypoplasia affects Daily Living
Enamel hypoplasia can have a serious affect on daily life and impact how a person functions. Eating and drinking can become painful due to tooth sensitivity. Severe oral pain can prevent the completion of daily activities and should be addressed immediately in order to improve the quality of life. No one wants to live in pain. It is recommended to fix the condition in order to fully relieve the pain and move on with regular activities that were inhibited from the enamel defect.
Your Dental Office in Toronto offers several treatment options for patients with enamel hypoplasia. Treatment is based on the severity of the condition and the extent of the damage. There is not a way to rebuild lost enamel, but there are options to increase comfort and decrease pain. To learn about the best suitable treatment options for you, contact us today to book an appointment.