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Doctor insights on: Bone Loss In Mouth

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Is there any way to replace bone loss on your mouth?

Is there any way to replace bone loss on your mouth?

Naturally and graft: Most of the bone loss can be halted or even reversed if we can eliminate the cause of bone loss especially in the case of acute bone loss. In many situation where the bone is lost vertically, we can predictably graft and succeed in achieving bone regeneration. ...Read more

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Mouth (Definition)

Mouth (mouth) " n. Pl. Mouths 1. A. The body opening through which an animal takes in food. B. The cavity lying at the upper end of the alimentary canal, bounded on the outside by the lips and inside by the oropharynx and containing in higher vertebrates the tongue, gums, and teeth. C. This cavity regarded as the source of sounds and speech. D. The opening to any cavity or canal ...Read more


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Can you give any guess as to what is causing my horizontal bone loss in parts of my mouth? Non-smoker, per visits 4 x's year, good oral hygiene.

Can you give any guess as to what is causing my horizontal bone loss in parts of my mouth? Non-smoker, per visits 4 x's year, good oral hygiene.

Periodontal disease: There are many factors that contribute to bone loss around your teeth for example: smoking diabetes poor oral hygiene stress heredity crooked teeth underlying immuno-deficiencies fillings that are defective taking medications that cause dry mouth bridges that don't fit properly female hormonal changes. ...Read more

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Does mouth bone loss affect your chances at getting braces?

Does mouth bone loss affect your chances at getting braces?

Braces: Not necessarily; however it will be a factor. It really depends on the amount of bone loss and the areas. Sometimes a combination of treatments will be needed including braces, bone and gum grafts, restorative dental work by the dentist, and other possible treatments. Get an orthodontic consultation to review all your options. ...Read more

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Should i get dentures or get my mouth fixed if I have bone loss in my jaw and am losing teeth?

Should i get dentures or get my mouth fixed if I have bone loss in my jaw and am losing teeth?

Fixed, please: There's noting like your own natural dentition. Do whatever you can, within reason, to save your teeth. Sounds like you need a good general dentist or prosthodontist to quarterback your treatment, and the services of a periodontist to deal with your bone/gum issues. It's worth the fight to save them. Don't give up. ...Read more

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What's it mean to have bone loss?

What's it mean to have bone loss?

Less bone: We build and lose bone everyday. We build more than we lose until we're around 30 years old. Then we start losing more than we build. Over time, this leads to osteopenia, then osteoporosis, which increases the risk of fracture. ...Read more

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Describe the features of bone loss.?

Describe the features of bone loss.?

Varies: Bone loss features can vary. People may be asymptomatic to painful if associated with bone fractures. Bone mineral density (bmd) testing looks at bone quantitative amount. It does not determine bone quality. The quantity and quality of bone determine strength. Bone loss may be prevented/treated by bisphosphonates, denosumab, impact exercise, calcium, vitamin d. ...Read more

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What's the safest way to treat bone loss?

What's the safest way to treat bone loss?

Many options: First, find out the cause of the bone loss so you are not just treating the symptom instead of the cause. If you have osteopenia, make sure you maintain proper nutrition, keep active, do weight bearing exercises daily, take adequate calcium + vit d supplement (1200-1500 mg, 2000 iu vit d). If you have osteoporosis, do all above and a fda approved osteoporosis after discussion with your md/do. ...Read more

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What if you have bone loss in gums?

What if you have bone loss in gums?

Peridontitis: Bone loss is indicative of periodontal disease. It needs to be treated to help prevent loss of your teeth. Please see a periodontist pronto. ...Read more

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Does nifedipine cause bone loss?

Does nifedipine cause bone loss?

No: Nifedipine is a blood pressure medication. As a calcium channel blocker, it relaxes the blood vessel and reduce the work load to your heart. Nifedipine does not cause bone loss. However, as with many calcium channel blocker, it may cause gingival overgrowth since it may cause soft tissue edema. Your interdental papilla (gum between the teeth) may become bulbous, increase in size, and bleeds. ...Read more

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What diseases cause alveolar bone loss?

What diseases cause alveolar bone loss?

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. ...Read more

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Bone (Definition)

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


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Bone Loss (Definition)

Bone loss implies something is lost. What is lost for a multitude of reasons is amount of calcium that gets into the bone matrix. The less calcium in the bones the less bone mass and the higher ...Read more