FREQUENCY OF POSSIBLE FACTORS ASSOCIATED WITH NON-CARIOUS CERVICAL LESIONS IN PERMANENT TEETH
Non-carious cervical lesions are frequently associated with sensitivity which is a major problem for the patients. Moreover, lesions occurring along the anterior teeth result in poor aesthetic. Thus, both functional and aesthetic concerns are associated with these lesions.
The purpose of this study was to determine the frequency of possible factors associated with the NCCLs in permanent teeth. Ninetysix patients with an average age of 50.29years, who were referred to the operative department of Islamabad Medical and Dental Hospital with non-carious cervical lesions (NCCL) were clinically examined. A questionnaire of associated factors including parafunctional habits, type of toothbrush, brushing technique, gastro-reflux disorder, malocclusion and intake of carbonated drinks was designed to determine the frequency of possible factors associated with NCCLs. Descriptive statistics, frequencies and cross tabs were used for data analysis. Results showed a positive association between the NCCLs and possible factors under study. However, the highest frequency associated with NCCLs was recorded 85.4% with the use of carbonated drinks.