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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 can be done for bone loss?

What can be done for bone loss?

Find the cause: The appropriate treatment depends on the cause of the bone loss. More information is needed. In the meantime, make sure you are getting adequate amount of calcium and vit d from your diet. ...Read more

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What can cause vertical and horizontal bone loss?

Many reasons: I assume you meant the jaw bone around the teeth. There can be many reasons, gum disease, periodontal diseases, trauma, pathology like a cyst/tumor, infection of the teeth, poor or defective fillings/crowns and poor oral hygiene. ...Read more

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How much is 50% periodontal bone loss?

How much is 50% periodontal bone loss?

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 more

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At what stage during periodontitis does bone loss occur?

At what stage during periodontitis does bone loss occur?

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 more

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How does one deal with periodontic disease and bone loss?

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 more

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What can I do to prevent bone loss due to periodontitis?

What can I do to prevent bone loss due to periodontitis?

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 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, also called osteopenia, or osteoporosis if more severe, is a condition in which there is a loss of bone density. This weakening can ...Read more