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Gum Disease Bone Loss
Got root canal done upper 2nd molar, still hurt after.Got extracted last tues & bone grafting done on area.Still hurts.No gum disease.Dry socket?
Many possibilities: I need more info. Does your pain occur spontaneously, or does something in particular elicit the pain? What is the nature if your pain? Throbbing, sharp, dull ache? Is your pain relieved by advil or alleve, tylenol or aspirin? Does it hurt to bite, hot or cold? The better info you give, the better advice. I can give! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Bacteria in the mouth living in a thin film is called plaque. Plaque that is not removed through brushing can harden and form “tartar”, a hard mineral shell, that brushing can’t remove. Only a professional cleaning by a dentist or hygienist can remove tartar. When plaque builds on the tartar surface, it irritates and erodes healthy gum tissue. This early stage of gum ...Read more
Is it true that with bone grafting, all-on-four and etc, mostly anyone can get dental implants even if they lost teeth from gum disease?
Limitations: There are limitations to all treatments. For example, you can get periodontal disease around implants. Please see your Dentist for an evaluation as to whether implants and crowns or implant supported dentures would be applicable for your situation. Your Dentist may recommend teaming with an Oral Surgeon or Periodontist, or may recommend that you see a Prosthodontist. Go for exam and advice. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Sequential: Gingivitis is a reversible form of gum disease and typically does not have bone loss associated with it. The swelling makes the gums very puffy and red. If allowed to go on long enough, it will progress to damaging the bone that surrounds and supports the teeth and can eventually lead to tooth loss. So as you can see, one can lead to the other. Best to stop the infection in the early stages. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Indirectly, Yes: Nearly everyone has gingivitis. If you have any plaque on your teeth anywhere, you'll have some associated gingivitis. However, this is reversible with a professional "cleaning" & excellent oral hygiene. If it's left untreated, however, it very often progresses to "periodontitis, " which leads to irreversible bone loss. So, gingivitis by itself does not destroy bone, but it can get worse over time. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Some degree of gum recession can happen as people age. Can this also be the situation with bone loss without the presence of periodontal disease?
Bone loss: Bone loss is associated with gum loss, they go hand in hand. Most perio is due to bacteria (better hygiene) but can be increased by trauma, smoking, systemic disease, nastier bacteria, meds, etc. The biggest reason we get more loss with age (besides disease and inability to clean) is we have more time to be exposed to the above bad habits. I have seen 80 year olds with all their teeth. See a dds. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
No such thing: You either have a cow bone (allograft) or synthetic bone. Cow bone usually is harder, and actually are very good bone graft material (they are more expensive than human cadaver bone and synthetic bone). Their bone structure is similar, but more dense than our bone. Upon resorption, they would be replaced by much denser bone fill. All grafting material resorp and replaced by our real bone. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 2 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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