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Quintessence Int 39 (2008), No. 2     8. Jan. 2008
Quintessence Int 39 (2008), No. 2  (08.01.2008)

Page 131-137, PubMed:18560651


Esthetic and functional dental rehabilitation in a patient with gastroesophageal reflux
Broliato, Gustavo André / Volcato, Danielle Biancini / Reston, Eduardo Galia / Kramer, Paulo Floriani / Marquezan, Marcela / Ruzzarin, Fabrício / Spiguel, Monica Hermann
Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) is a common disorder of the gastrointestinal tract in children and adults. The purpose of this report is to describe the case of a patient with GERD and the effects of the disease on the oral cavity, as well as to discuss functional and esthetic rehabilitation using composite resin. The authors also conducted a review of the literature on GERD etiopathogenesis, clinical signs and symptoms, diagnostic methods, and treatment.

Keywords: dental erosion, gastroesophageal reflux disease, increase of vertical dimension of occlusion