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Bone Loss In 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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Severe: When a dentist refers to 50% periodontal bone loss, they are generally seeing an area where half of the bone that was originally supporting a tooth has been destroyed. Sometimes this bone loss is localized (affecting 1or 2 teeth), but often it is "generalized" meaning that a similar amount of bone has been lost around several or all the teeth in the mouth. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Always : By definition periodontitis is bacterial infections that destroy the fibers and supporting bone that hold the teeth in the mouth. Periodontitis is usually the result of poor oral hygiene. Brush at least twice a day, floss daily and get regular dental checkups to improve your oral and general health. Good luck. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Stop the disease: The first step is to stop the disease. You can not do this by yourself. Your dentist must be able to clean the surfaces of all the teeth and then you must be able to keep them clean. Depending on how well you can do that will depend on if you will need further treatment or continuing care maybe every three months. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Periodontitis: Periodontitis is an infection of the gums and bone around the teeth. If you have periodontitis, it needs to be treated by a dentist. If your mouth is healthy, thorough brushing, flossing and regular dental visits will prevent periodontal disease. ...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
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