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What diseases cause alveolar bone loss?

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Dr. Joel Pranikoff
Obstetrics and Gynecology 34 years experience
Too many: There are too many causes to list here. These range from systemic diseases to issues related to oral hygiene. Medications and diet may also play a role. It is best to speak with the practitioner who made the diagnosis and to look at your individual risk factors.
Dr. Dinh Bui
Dr. Dinh Buianswered
Dentistry 23 years experience
Perio, endo, prosth: Periodontitis is a disease which causes alveolar bone loss, locallized or generalized. Malocclusion is also cause localized bone loss in the area of interference. Pulpal pathology (endodontal pathology) also causes bone loss as the drainage of the localized inflammation leads to vertical bone loss. Any prolonged, or chronic irritation or condition will lead to bone loss.

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A 41-year-old member asked:

Can you tell me systemic diseases that cause alveolar bone loss?

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Dr. Ronald Krauser
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See details: Periodontal disease and cigar and pipe smoking are the most common causes. Most systemic diseases such as diabetes that are associated with alveolar bone loss are because of the increased incidence of chronic periodontal disease associated with them. I suspect severe osteoporosis may also be an associated factor.

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