Management challenges for ETW include early diagnosis of erosive lesions, the initiation of preventive strategies and behavioral changes, and early intervention with minimally-invasive restorative procedures. Early diagnosis should include charting of erosive lesions, sensitive teeth, staining, and making note of areas of exposed dentin. In addition, a risk assessment should be performed.
Patients should be taught preventive habits that reduce the risk of ETW. These include:
The bottom line in the management of ETW is early diagnosis, initiation of preventive measures, and early intervention to avoid the need for extensive and invasive care.