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Bone Loss In Gums
My left front tooth is loose will this lead to bone loss in the jaw, do loose teeth lead to bone loss?
Other way around: Loose permanent teeth, in the absence of trauma, are caused by bone loss. This is usually secondary to periodontal disease, and if caught early can be treated and stabilized. Please have an evaluation by your general dentist and ask if referral to a periodontist is advisable. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Bone is a living growing tissue made mostly of collagen (protein that provides soft framework) & the mineral calcium phosphate that adds strength & hardens the framework. Two types of bone are found in the body; cortical (dense compact outer layer) & trabecular (makes up inner layer, ...Read more
Yes: Yes that is why a general cleaning is recommended every 6 months as you cannot get under the gums where plaque can accumulate which causes the bone loss. If you do have a lot of plaque and tarter under the gums, than you may need a more aggressive cleaning called scaling and root planing. In that case a general cleaning will not help until you get the scaling. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No: My collegue is correct. Alveolar bone is that part of the jawbone that surrounds and supports the teeth. When a tooth is lost, there is no need for alveolar bone and over time, it resorbs. In addition, the pressure of dentures causes even more bone loss! so it's a double whammy! ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
Can you have a dental bridge in the lower jaw first molar when there's bone loss in the gap of missing tooth?
Major recession bottom teeth. Gingival grafting help to save futher bone loss or just pull them all out? Teeth pretty solid in place. Bone graft to?
Why?: It is important to determine the factors contributing to the root exposure as well as the severity. Root exposure is accompanied by bone loss. A periodontist is best suited to handle this and should complete a thorough assessment. Once you are informed of the options, you may feel differently. At 72, with no mobility to the teeth, your bone is likely good enough for many years. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Age related: As teeth are repositioned alveolar bone remodels to support the teeth within the limits of basal bone support. Talk to a qualified orthodontic specialist who will know the limits your body impose on your expected orthodontic result. ...Read more
Not done properly: The only way this can occur is if the implant is place incorrectly and it has perforated the jaw on the tongue side of the mandible. If the drill perforated the bone or the implant perforated the bone and impinges on the lingual nerve this can occur. This must be addressed asap. In rare instances this can occur from the injection butbthis should be self limiting. See your surgeon immediately. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
Some ok, some not...: I agree with not drinking soft-drinks with sugar, a major issue in childhood obesity. While drinks like 7-up, sprite, & gingerale, provide no bone loss, it is well shown that drinking beverages with more than carbonated water, which are soft drinks containg phosphoric acid (colas, dr. Peppers) do cause a net loss of calcium in urine. At best, they should be occasional. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What is the appropriate management of periodontal disease where there is horizontal bone loss and vertical bone loss?
You NEED a Dentist: There is absolutely no way for you to take care of this condition yourself. You need professional dental care. Maybe even a periodontist (gum/bone specialist). Also, you need on-going care for the rest of your life, since there is no "cure" for this condition yet. It can be improved and maintained, but it requires immediate, assertive, and on-going professional care. Without that, bye bye teeth. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
It May Vary: Periodontal disease may involve several structures associated with the teeth and supporting bone. The degree and/or severity of the periodontal disease, as well as the individual pain tolerance level each person has, may be factors that can produce pain when brushing. Early diagnosis and treatment as indicated is strongly recommended. ...Read more
Resorption: Bone will resorbe (or dissolve) when it undergoes stress or trauma. Bacteria releases toxins that can irritate tissue and bone. The tissue will turn red and bleed... The bone will simply dissolve. Bone resorption that is untreated can result in toothh loss. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Unlikely: As long as you have missing teeth, the bone will "melt away" wherever there is tooth loss. Furthermore, partial dentures break your existing teeth as they are held in by metal clasps that hook around your teeth. It is just a matter of time before the teeth break. Consider dental implants. ...Read moreSee 5 more doctor answers
Not Usually: Dental implants actually prevent bone loss as long as they are placed correctly, restored correctly and you have no other underlying medical issues. That being said, if the implant is not restored correctly and there is too much lateral force placed on it, you can actually get bone loss. ...Read moreSee 14 more doctor answers
Bone: Hi. "Loss of height" usually refers to vertebral compression fractures. "Demineralization" is in the spectrum of bone mineralization that a bone density test measures. Human bone reaches peak mineralization at ~ age 30 for men & women, and is lost progressively after that (further accelerated loss at menopause for women). Fracture risk is lowest at peak bone mass at age ~30, & increases with loss. ...Read more
I have bone loss under tooth number19. Will a root canal and/or a bone graft at tooth number18 save the tooth?
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