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Does Mouth Bone Loss Affect Your Chances At Getting Braces
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 more
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
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?
Lots of questions: Hard to answer any of them without examining your teeth. Together with radiographs, your local dentist can diagnose any problems you may have and advise you of the proper treatment. ...Read more
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 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.
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
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?
Teeth removal: That question can only be answered after a thorough evaluation of your condition by a trained and experienced orthodontic specialist. The demands of your dental condition and your desires in a finished result will hep guide that decision. ...Read more
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 more
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 more
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 more
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 more
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 more
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?
See a proj: Everyone's different. See an orthodontist for advice. ...Read more
Yes: If you doubt their recommendation then get a second opinion. I have seen up to 8 teeth be recommended to do a case. ...Read more
What should I do about yellow, stained teeth due to braces? I'll be getting braces soon, and the teeth around the brackets are not nearly as white as i'd like. If I get my teeth whitened afterwards, won't the whiter parts that were under the brackets also
Yes: You should begin your orthodontic treatment with clean teeth. Depending on what type of orthodontic technique is utilized, it may be more difficult for you to maintain the level of oral hygiene before treatment, which can lead to some periodontal problems. Ideally, any periodontal problems should be addressed first. ...Read more
Maybe: The jury is still out with regards to products that claim to re-calcify the enamel (i for one do not think it works well). If the decalcification is very shallow it can be polished out, but this means removal of surface enamel. Bleaching can help reduce the color changes, but only up to certain point, and of course restorative dentistry i.e. Bonding, veneering etc can correct the problem. ...Read more
About what percent of lower front teeth bone loss is there before a tooth becomes loose and requires extraction?
Depends-which teeth?: Think of the root as shaped like an ice cream cone. Hold the cone with two hands all the way up to the scoop. Now take away the top hand. How much control remains? Same thing in the mouth, I have seen front tooth cases with almost 90% vertical bone loss survive. Multi- rooted/molar teeth? Poorer prognosis. Ask your dentist for a qualified referral if s/he not able to provide treatment. ...Read more
Teeth gum problems my teeth all are just messed up. I have bone loss and bad gums. Iam 42 and just want to cap them all. Can that be done. And if so what's the expense
Yes if Teeth Stable: Regardless of the amount of bone loss, if the gum disease is stabilized and your teeth are not too loose, crowns can be done. If some teeth are hopeless, either implants or bridges may be a choice after having them taken out. Start by seeing a general dentist who can guide you and develop a full treatment plan. Crowns alone range from around $900-1300 each in Tucson, AZ, without insurance help. ...Read more
Least invasive..: Ortho braces and invisalign are the least invasive ways to straighten crooked teeth. Advanced cosmetic dentistry procedure like veneers and crowns can also give the result of 'straight teeth', but it will likely be more expensive than orthodontic braces or invisalign. Consult with a dentist. ...Read more
If I have moderate-to-severe dental gum recession (bottom front teeth) I probably have moderate bone loss, as well?
Yes that is true.: Yes, moderate-severe gum recession is the result of moderate-severe bone loss in the area. The gum tissue can not exist with out the underlying support of the bone. If you did not also have the bone loss, then the bone with be exposed where the gum has receded. You need to see a periodontist every 2-4 months for continued follow up care. ...Read more
Does missing tooth can make one's chin shorter. Does bone loss of only one molar tooth also alter facial structure?
Losing teeth: Losing a tooth here and there will not affect facial contours. Loosing many teeth and subsequent loss of bone and vertical dimension can affect it greatly. ...Read more
I heard that missing tooth can make one's chin shorter. Does bone loss of only one molar tooth also alter facial structure?
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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