A complication of purging is the erosion of tooth enamel, caused by repeated regurgitation of gastric acids during vomiting. Perimyolysis refers to erosion of the enamel on the surface of the teeth near the tongue from acid in vomit. Vomiting is also associated with an increase in dental cavities, gum inflammation, temperature sensitivity and other periodontal disease. Malnutrition associated with all eating disorders can contribute to serious general dental complications including gum disease and tooth extractions. Also see Gum disease.
Keywords: define Dental complications enamel loss, cavities, tooth loss eating disorder
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