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Wasting or deterioration caused by friction.


Wasting or deterioration caused by friction.


n a loss of substance or a diminishing through use, friction, or other destructive factors.
wear, abnormal occlusal,
n wear that exceeds the physiologic wear patterns associated with the attritional effects of food substances; the excessive wear of the teeth occurring as a result of continued afunctional gyrations of the mandible.
wear, interproximal,
n a loss of tooth substance in contact areas through functional wear and friction, resulting in broadening and flattening of the contacts and a decrease in the mesiodistal dimension of the teeth and the dentition as a whole.
wear, occlusal,
n attritional loss of substance on opposing occlusal units or surfaces. See also abrasion and attrition.
wear pattern,
wear, physiologic,
n the attrition or abrasion of tooth substance occurring as a result of such conditions as the abrasive consistency of the normal diet or the slight buccolingual movement of the teeth possible in the masticatory process. It does not include the wear produced by such influences as habits or occlusal prematurities.

Patient discussion about wear

Q. Why should people with diabetes wear shoes all the time? Earlier today I read an article about shoes and the different problems with different kinds of shoes. I can't find it anymore, which is why I didn't post the link. But in the article, it said that someone with diabetes or would likely eventually get diabetes should never go without shoes; whether inside or outside their house. Why would that be?

A. Many people with diabetes have decreased circulation, which means slower healing time. Adding to this, many also have neuropathy (nerve damage) in their feet. I have seen many diabetics that have decreased sensation in their feet and didn't even know it. If you can't feel it when you injure your foot, and it doesn't heal, it can lead to infection and amputation. Shoes protect feet from injury, that is why we recommend wearing them at all times. For this reason, it is also recommended that diabetics inspect their feet each day.
Good luck!

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