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Doctor insights on: Effect Of Hypoactive Thyroid On Dental Bone

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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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Is it common to have dental issues if you have thyroid disease?

Is it common to have dental issues if you have thyroid disease?

Not really: The only link between the two could be in possible dietary changes that increase sugar intake while trying to boost your energy levels. Be certain to maintain good oral hygiene practices. ...Read more

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When is dental bone surgery necessary?

When is dental bone surgery necessary?

When a defect exists: Bone grafting in dental surgery is necessary when a defect is present. This may be minor or extensive, depending on the reason the graft is needed. If needed for implant placement, it may involve sinus bone grafting, block grafting, or use of a membrane to hold the material in place. If not for implants, it may still help to keep the topography of the bone and gum tissue. ...Read more

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Why does my child have dental bone loss?

Why does my child have dental bone loss?

So many reason: First of all, how old is your child? For someone less than 21 years old, having dental bone loss is very serious and must be treated immediately. He or she may have neutrophil defect, or lack of the body first line of defense against infection. Host factor may be compromised. For someone older, he or she may have occlusal problem, or may have poor oral hygiene technique needed to be address. ...Read more

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Is there a thyroid medicine that does not cause bone loss?

At correct dose- all: When you say thyroid medicine, i assume you mean the ones for hypothyroidism. At doses that keep your levels normal, levothyroxine of any brand will not cause bone loss. ...Read more

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I had a dental bone spur filed down today am I suppose to be in a severe amount of pain?

I had a dental bone spur filed down today am I suppose to be in a severe amount of pain?

Severe Pain: Everyone has a different pain tolerance. Pain medication may be necessary to alleviate your symptoms. Call your surgeon if OTC pain meds are not helping. ...Read more

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I am suffering from thyroid since many years. In the recent time i feel pain in my bones.. I feel they are very weak. What can I about it? ?

I am suffering from thyroid since many years. In the recent time i feel pain in my bones.. I feel they are very weak. What can I about it? ?

It depends: What do you mean "suffering from thyroid". Do you have an overactive or underactive thyroid? Are you you on thyroid medication? Is your thyroid level normal? Thyroid hormone affects every part of the body. If levels are not correct, symptoms, such as weakness and pain can result. ...Read more

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Bone in front of thyroid bothers me and I have to push it from side to side an it makes a pop/cracking sound then feels better .Why? Thyroid related?

Bone in front of thyroid bothers me and I have to push it from side to side an it makes a pop/cracking sound then feels better .Why?  Thyroid related?

Not related: There is no bone in front of your thyroid, but your larynx is located just above your thyroid. If you try to move it from side to side it normally has a cracking or grating feeling. I don't know why it should bother you. You should see an ENT if it persists. ...Read more

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What is the procedure for dental bone grafting?

What is the procedure for dental bone grafting?

Adding bone to site: Dental bone grafting procedures vary depending on the site and size of the defect present. It can be as simple as adding bone to the socket of an extraction, to more complex reconstruction using a block of your own bone harvested from other parts of your mouth or body. I recommend speaking to your implant surgeon to discuss the type of grafting most appropriate for your needs. Keep smiling ! ...Read more

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How are dental bone grafts done for bridges?

How are dental bone grafts done for bridges?

Open ended question: It depends. Are the bone grafts being done to the supporting teeth or are the grafts being done to the gum tissue for cosmetic reasons. This needs to be discussed with the attending dentist or oral surgeon. ...Read more

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Thyroid (Definition)

The thyroid is an endocrine gland that sits in the lower part of the neck. It produces thyroid hormone - which ...Read more