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Bone loss after extraction

A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Achong
18 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Lack of use: The bone will slowly resorb if no tooth is present. If you don't use it you lose it! a bone graft and a dental implant will prevent bone loss.
Dr. Zhiqiang Huang
13 years experience Dentistry
Lost stimulation: After extraction, the aveolar bone lost the stimulation from the tooth movement and starts resorption. It is kind like atrophy. Reserach showed, ... Read More
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Dr. Dinh Bui
Dr. Dinh Bui answered
23 years experience Dentistry
Infection: Tooth extraction may lead to more bone loss if the area of extraction is severly infected or inflammed. This is the reason why we should clean the ar ... Read More

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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
49 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Let us help: The jawbone needs the physiological stimulus from the root of a tooth to maintain its volume. When you have a tooth extracted, the healing process cau ... Read More
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Dr. David Schneider
38 years experience Dentistry
Very variable: There is always some bone remodeling - bone loss. Now a days we graft the site to help slow the bone loss, but if the extraction was traumatic - then ... Read More
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A 60-year-old male asked:
Dr. Scott Bobbitt
32 years experience Dentistry
Depends-which teeth?: Think of the root as shaped like an ice cream cone. Hold the cone with two hands all the way up to the scoop. Now take away the top hand. How much con ... Read More
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Dr. Sandra Eleczko
36 years experience Dentistry
Dental eval needed : This will vary with each individual. Some of the other factors involved are related to the bite, biting forces, grinding, diet, oral hygiene, smoking, ... Read More
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Dr. John Graeber
49 years experience Dentistry
60%: It also depends on the health of th complete support mechanism in the gum tissue.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Gordon
43 years experience Dentistry
Trust your dentist?: If you trust your dentist and understand the dental problem, recommended treatment and rationale for treatment make sense, then proceed. If you do no ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Earl Sandroff
43 years experience Dentistry
Yes..: Following a tooth extraction there is almost always some bone loss. If the bone was in good shape prior to the extraction then you won't see much, but ... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Sparacino
37 years experience Family Medicine
Medication: Medications, supplements and exercise are used in combination to fight bone loss.
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Melissa Young
9 years experience Internal Medicine
Usually none: Bone loss, which eventually leads to osteoporosis and osteopenia , does not cause symptoms. It does, however, increase the risk of fracture. A bone de ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Allen Lu
Dr. Allen Lu answered
24 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Very difficult: You've asked a great question. In general, after age 21-25, the body only loses bone. Most of our osteoporosis medications inhibit additional loss of ... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Kelner
9 years experience Dentistry
Visit a periodontist: A periodontist is a specialist in gum and bone disease. Call your local dental society or look the web site for the american board of periodontology w ... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Melissa Young
9 years experience Internal Medicine
DXA: A bone density test, (aka dual energy x-ray absorptiometry or dxa) is like a special x-ray and measures how much bone is in the spine, hip and sometim ... Read More
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