A 30-year-old male asked:
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is it medically possible to determine an exact year a person loss their teeth. and is their a test that can determine if the loss was drug related.

4 doctor answers
Dr. Liesa Harte
28 years experience Family Medicine
Lost Teeth: I don't think so. Why do you ask?
Answered on Jul 19, 2014
Dr. Donald Alves
23 years experience Emergency Medicine
No test.: Just educated assessment based on history provided and examination.
Answered on Oct 4, 2016
Dr. Howard Schneider
33 years experience Pediatric Dentistry
Exact year, No.: By looking on a radiographic image (x-ray) to see how the bone at the extraction site has healed a dentist could probably tell you of the extraction was within the last few months, the last 2-3 years, or a longer time ago. There is no test that will tell you exact year or if the cause was drug related. For these answers we need to ask the patient.
Answered on Jul 21, 2014
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
39 years experience Dentistry
Medical records: The patient's dental records will show exactly when the teeth were lost. There are no medical tests to determine that, or how the teeth were lost.
Answered on Jul 21, 2014

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