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Does Mouth Bone Loss Affect Your Chances At Getting Braces
Bone loss: Braces are usually used in young people who are growing and their should never be bone loss in that age group. If that is the case, then further investigation re nutritional deficiencies and genetic diseases causing loss of phosphorus, calcium or vitamin d are in order. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
What are the implication of extracting tooth #17 without restoration and implants? Will wearing mouth guard at night prevent super eruption and tooth swaying? I cannot afford bone graft or implants. If you were in my situation. What would you do?
Perio does not answer my #'s: can teeth grinding of a moderate kind lead to bone loss? Why do I have bone loss when sulcus can be perio maintained?
Dentist said i had bone loss. Does this mean I could be losing teeth young? Can lack of flossing or crowded teeth be the cause. How to prevent it?
Bone loss: You’re too young for bone loss. Crowding can make it harder to clean as well as placing untoward stress on bone support. If you don’t floss you are not removing bacteria from about a quarter of your tooth surface. Would recommend evaluation by both a Periodontist and an Orthodontist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 4 more doctor answers
Can osteoporosis affect the cheek bones, and jaw/teeth? My teeth keep crossing & I have developed very deep wrinkles.
Affects the bones..: .. But not the actual tooth structure. Your teeth may have shifted for a number of reasons, including periodontal disease, loss of teeth, grinding, or a tongue thrust habit. Call your dentist for a thorough examination with radiographs and have him/her let you know your options for restoring a more youthful smile and appearance. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Sometimes tissue : other than the tip of the nail is damaged. This creates a portal for infection. I once developed a serious infection of my thumb after biting my nails. I had step throat at the time. The throat issues came under control much more rapidly than the infected finger. ...Read more
I'm worried about teeth shifting and potential bone loss after having a back molar extracted. How can I prevent them?
What complications can occur with dental cavities? My brother never goes to the dentist and i'm worried he is developing cavities. Is it possible they will affect his overall health? If so, how?
Tooth loss to death: Dental decay (cavities) can cause mild to severe complications. Tooth pain , jaw pain, sinus pain. Tooth loss, loss of adjacent teeth as well. If an infection develops (an abcess), teeth can be lost. If an abcess occurs in an upper back tooth, it can drain to the cavernous sinus and lead to an infection in the brain, causing death if untreated. Procrastination will lead to more dollars spent. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
How much bone loss around teeth is considered normal? Do i start losing teeth right after some bone loss?
If you had plaque on your teeth for 1 year will it affect your body and make you more at risk of heart disease?
Tips of all my lower teeth make too much contact with the upper inside of my upper teeth. Horizontal bone loss and recession due to this? How likely?
After injury & scarring to the front of my chin and having four teeth removed, my gums are receding at a race pace. Help. Will steroids allow growth?
Singing: In the short term maybe because you will be healing however other than that no as we do not go near the vocal chords. ...Read more
How is bone grafting done when there is big recession in all my bottom teeth? You can't build height can you? Thanks.
Unpredictable: If recession occurs in all your bottom teeth, you probably have horizontal bone loss. The best treatment is to stop the progression of bone loss by deep clean, home care, and may be laser treatment. As long we maintain a good occlusion, you will be able to preserve the teeth. Your lower lip would conceal the recession during function (speech, smile, chewing) so esthetic would not be a concern. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Does missing tooth can make one's chin shorter. Does bone loss of only one molar tooth also alter facial structure?
I have mild bone loss around my teeth from dental decay. What treatments or products can restore the bone level to normal, as if there was never loss?
Will a missing molar tooth affect the facial appearance(on the exterior), skin flexibility,jaw volum loss,..as time goes by? I can't afford an implant
Missing tooth: Molars are key teeth in your mouth. They serve to bring food and that's where most of the chewing occurs. Losing a tooth in one jaw causes the tooth in the opposing jaw to over erupt and the neighboring teeth to drift. A replacement in the form of a "bridge" or an implant crown may be indicated to prevent any undesirable consequences. Consult with your dentist to determine the right treatment. ...Read moreSee 3 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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