Treatment of dental abfraction, like the treatment of many other oral health conditions, is going to depend, in part, on the significance of the problem when it is presented to the practitioner.  There are certain indications that can lead to a suspicion of an abfraction, and even though it used to be blamed on the toothbrush, that is often not the case at all.  Treatment of dental abfraction will be best resolved if the patient comes into the practice at the first sign of problematic symptoms.


If there is just slight loss to the structure of the tooth and only a little bit of sensitivity to cold foods, it is likely that this can be treated primarily at home instead of in the office.  Using special toothpaste and having the bite adjusted might be the only things necessary.

As the concerns progresses, and the sensitivity as well as the structure loss increase, it might be necessary for the practitioner to fit the patient for a mouth guard in addition to the other steps for treatment of dental abfraction.

With a really significant issue where there is possibly irreversible sensitivity, none of this might be enough, and cosmetic resin for fixing issues, or even a root canal in certain circumstances, might be required for the treatment of dental abfraction.

Patients should speak with their dental professional as soon possible after noticing symptoms of these concerns.  This is because, the sooner treatment starts, the chances are better for a simple resolution to improved dental health.  Of course, after immediate problems are resolved, the patient should still commit to regular professional examinations and cleanings.