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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
Yes: However, it is imperative that the periodontal disease (bone loss) be treated so that you are in good periodontal health and in a maintainable level of periodontal health. See a periodontist before beginning the orthodontic therapy. I can provide you with a local good periodontist via e-mail (dhschneid@gmail. Com). ...Read moreSee 3 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 7 more doctor answers
I think one of my teeth has moved. Can no longer get floss between it, like before. Slightly receding gums. Has bone loss occurred? Should I worry?
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
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.
There are many factors that contribute to bone loss around your teeth for example: smoking
poor oral hygiene
fillings that are defective
taking medications that cause dry mouth
bridges that don't fit properly
female hormonal changes. ...Read more
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
Hello....I'm interested in getting braces...but I'm so discouraged now because I have to get some back teeth removed...I have all my wisdom teeth but they haven't came out yet. My question is can I still get braces despite these issues?
Most Likely: More than likely you would still be able to get braces even with those issues. There are quite a few variables and the wisdom teeth may need to be removed prior to orthodontic treatment, but don't let that scare you off. My best advice would be to call a local orthodontist and schedule a consultation appointment where they can give you more specific information based on your case. ...Read more
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?
Consult with your: Dentist - stains post ortho due to poor oral hygiene while in braces or due to developmental issues can all often be virtually eliminated or radically so with certain micro abrasion techniques, whitening procedures etc. Your dentist would be your best resource of what would work best for your particular situation. Hope this helps. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
No: My collegue is correct. Alveolar bone is that part of the jawbone that surrounds and supports the teeth. When a tooth is lost, there is no need for alveolar bone and over time, it resorbs. In addition, the pressure of dentures causes even more bone loss! so it's a double whammy! ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
Depends: Short answer, yes. But more accurately, it depends on what you are looking to achieve. Lots to consider-- cost, longevity of solution, time in treatment. I would discuss with both an orthodontist and a cosmetic dentist and weigh the pros and cons of what you are considering. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
My left front tooth is loose will this lead to bone loss in the jaw, do loose teeth lead to bone loss?
Other way around: Loose permanent teeth, in the absence of trauma, are caused by bone loss. This is usually secondary to periodontal disease, and if caught early can be treated and stabilized. Please have an evaluation by your general dentist and ask if referral to a periodontist is advisable. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I have gum recession especially bottom teeth. Even though my gums may be healthy, I definitely have bone loss surrounding each tooth, right?
Possibly/like;y: Depending on the amount of recession, there may or may not be bone involved. Gum diseases (periodontitis) is possible. Bone loss and recession often occur bio-mechanically; produced by force applied to teeth. Bruxing, clenching and grinding the teeth is a common cause, get it checked out by a dentist asap. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
What is the #1 most effective periodontal operation a patient can have so that there is no further bone loss leading to loose and lost teeth?
1month ago, dentist told that ihad 3mm pockets but bone loss was not much to worry about. Inoticed today that 1of top teeth gum seems farther back
Recession?: What you describe sounds like gum recession which often results from brushing too hard. Most of the bone loss I see is tied to 6mm pockets or more; 3mm is "normal." Your specific case could be an exception, and your question can be best answered in person, and would only take a minute at your next exam. ...Read more
When can a kid start getting braces put on their teeth? My daughter is 8 and she has straight teeth except for two teeth. Can she get braces on?
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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