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Does mouth bone loss affect your chances at getting braces?

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 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 I get braces with bone loss. Think my overbite could be causing front teeth to be loose?

Can I get braces with bone loss. Think my overbite could be causing front teeth to be loose?

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

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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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If you get a bit of bone loss from grinding your teeth is that periodontal disease?

Yes: Any bone loss is a component of periodontal disease. You would be best served by seeing a gum/bone specialist, a Periodontist, before bone loss translates into tooth loss. Ask your primary Dentist for a referral. ...Read more

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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?

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

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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

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

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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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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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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?

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

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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 grinding: The way your teeth hit together is very important, and if it's off a bit, and particularly if you are a grinder at night, the trauma can cause bone loss in an otherwise healthy mouth. Get a nightguard appliance from your dds and wear it. ...Read more

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Would I need to get some teeth removed before getting braces?

Would I need to get some teeth removed before getting braces?

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

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Is there any way to get rid of teeth stains after getting braces?

Is there any way to get rid of teeth stains after getting braces?

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

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How can you reverse bone loss in your teeth and gums?

How can you reverse bone loss in your teeth and gums?

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

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Can dentures help reduce bone loss in areas where teeth have been extracted?

Can dentures help reduce bone loss in areas where teeth have been extracted?

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 more

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Is it possible for you to get cosmetic teeth surgery instead of getting braces/invisaline?

Is it possible for you to get cosmetic teeth surgery instead of getting braces/invisaline?

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

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My left front tooth is loose will this lead to bone loss in the jaw, do loose teeth lead to bone loss?

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

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I have gum recession especially bottom teeth. Even though my gums may be healthy, I definitely have bone loss surrounding each tooth, right?

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

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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?

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?

None: The success rate after perio surgery is dependent on several factors. Great home care, maintainence visits w your periodontist, good nutrition, and no smoking!
you invested in the work, now invest in longevity! ...Read more

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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

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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Braces (Definition)

They are used in orthodontics. The braces are put onto the teeth at precise anatomical locations, and wire runs through the braces and brings teeth into proper alignment. This is a very short answer for a very ...Read more