A 10-year-old female asked:
is there a way to prevent dental bone loss when a child loses a permanent tooth prematurely and cannot get an implant because of young age?
2 doctor answers
Dr. Theodore Davantzis answered
39 years experience Dentistry
Bone Graft: Bone grafting into the extraction site at the time of the extraction has been shown to help preserve the ridge for later implant placement. Discuss this with the dentist or surgeon who will be extracting the tooth.
Answered on Oct 22, 2016
Dr. Paul Grin answered
35 years experience Pain Management
See an ortodontist: There are no enough studies to determine the best method, or the most appropriate materials for bone loss for kids. In many cases orthodontic treatment is recommended to close the space.
Answered on Nov 21, 2014
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