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Bone Loss In Gums
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
No such thing: You either have a cow bone (allograft) or synthetic bone. Cow bone usually is harder, and actually are very good bone graft material (they are more expensive than human cadaver bone and synthetic bone). Their bone structure is similar, but more dense than our bone. Upon resorption, they would be replaced by much denser bone fill. All grafting material resorp and replaced by our real bone. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Teeth gum problems my teeth all are just messed up.I have bone loss and bad gums.Iam 42 and just want to cap them all.Can that be done.And if so what's the expense
Yes if Teeth Stable: Regardless of the amount of bone loss, if the gum disease is stabilized and your teeth are not too loose, crowns can be done. If some teeth are hopeless, either implants or bridges may be a choice after having them taken out. Start by seeing a general dentist who can guide you and develop a full treatment plan. Crowns alone range from around $900-1300 each in Tucson, AZ, without insurance help. ...Read moreSee 6 more doctor answers
I've got Periodontitis with some bone loss and receding gums. Will a Sonicare toothbrush worsen it? Can it make teeth with some looseness looser?
No and No: ... to your questions. But a sonicare toothbrush is not therapy for periodontitis. If you are truly 29 and have periodontitis, you need to be evaluated and treated by a periodontist IMMEDIATELY. Bone loss and recession at your age is a recipe for disaster. By the time you are 50, you could potentially be toothless. Seek treatment and take care... ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
How much will it cost? How much could a periodontist evaluation can cost? My dentist sent me to a periodontist to evaluate me because of bone loss on my lower gum and i don't have any insurance i'm paying my braces cash so i was wondering how much can it
Average : Average range of periodontal evaluation is between $80 - $300 which consists of oral and periodontal exam and x-rays. Some new or expanding periodontal offices also give discount prices for consultation. Dental schools are another source of economical alternative. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
One way street..: In general, bone that is lost through periodontal disease, bruxism, and aging cannot be reversed. It is gone forever. If you have certain periodontal defects, or need grafting for implant placement, there are procedures to help you. Speak to a local periodontist if you have bone loss to discuss your options. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Some degree of gum recession can happen as people age. Can this also be the situation with bone loss without the presence of periodontal disease?
Bone loss: Bone loss is associated with gum loss, they go hand in hand. Most perio is due to bacteria (better hygiene) but can be increased by trauma, smoking, systemic disease, nastier bacteria, meds, etc. The biggest reason we get more loss with age (besides disease and inability to clean) is we have more time to be exposed to the above bad habits. I have seen 80 year olds with all their teeth. See a dds. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Dull gum pain between #29 - 30. Xrays show no decay, minimal pocket , no bone loss. No bleeding or swelling. Contact is good but feels like food stuck?
Not uncommon: I often see patients with similar problems. Some patients are extremely aware of even the slightest changes in their mouth, & can pinpoint with amazing accuracy the slightest swelling of gums or variation of tooth or filling roughness. Once they have a cleaning, fillings polished & adhere to better oral hygiene the pain is gone. No need to search for unusual or uncommon neuropathic\other causes. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
X-ray (tooth #35) (includes a stick to the left):
what could be the causes of the deep gum pocket and bone loss? How should I treat it? My other gums are healthy.
Evaluation: The periodontal pocket needs to be evaluated as to the cause. Endodontic in origin, or strictly a periodontal issue? Location? Number of walls? Mobility? Ease of cleaning area? Carious lesions? So many unanswered questions... See a local periodontist for advice. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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