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Doctor insights on: Gum Disease Treatment Does The Bone Loss Grow Again

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Can treatment restore bone loss or does it only prevent further bone loss?

Can treatment restore bone loss or does it only prevent further bone loss?

Repair, regeneration: Repair is a condition where there is no regeneration of the bone loss but only heal and prevent the further bone loss. Intraorally, the procedures that leads to repair would be flap surgery and debridement. Regeneration is the result from the guided tissue regeneration procedures where new bone and new attachments achieved. ...Read more

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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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Even after teeth completely fall out, does periodontal disease continue to infect the gums and bones?

Even after teeth completely fall out, does periodontal disease continue to infect the gums and bones?

Periodontal disease: If there are no teeth there is no periodontal disease. However you can still loose bone if there are no teeth. This is one reason why implants are recommended for patients with dentures. ...Read more

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Just had a tooth extraction.The tooth lost its bone due to gum disease.Will the bone grow again after the tooth was extracted? Heard the bone will grow again after 6-8 weeks?Is this info correct?How many weeks for the gum to heal after the surgery?

Healing: Each case is different regarding healing of an extraction socket and bone filling in. Some bone will fill in but the amount depends upon too many factors to be able to answer fully in this forum. Initial gum healing usually occurs in 7-14 days and bone maturation of the healing socket may take up to 3-4 months. The dentist who is treating you would be the best one to discuss healing & treatment ...Read more

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Is damaged looking gums due to loss of enamel at the gum line area gum disease or is their another name for this?

Is damaged looking gums due to loss of enamel at the gum line area gum disease or is their another name for this?

Hard to say: Need to see what it is that you are referring to. The loss of enamel and resultant defect is called abfraction. Typically the tissue is very healthy in this area. However, if you are not keeping it clean when things get trapped in the notch, then you can have gum tissue irritation. Good Luck. ...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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How does cancer chemotherapy affect the healing of a broken bone? Will the bone have to heal after chemo?

How does cancer chemotherapy affect the healing of a broken bone? Will the bone have to heal after chemo?

May slow it down.: Chemotherapy generally slows down the healing process. I don't believe it will stop the bone from healing but it will most likely slow the process down so it will take a little longer than usual. If i remember correctly it usually takes bones 4-6 weeks to heal. ...Read more

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Is raloxefene the only breast cancer treatment that helps the bones against osteoporosis and does it build new bone, & prevent hip and spine fractures?

Is raloxefene the only breast cancer treatment that helps the bones against osteoporosis and does it build new bone, & prevent hip and spine fractures?

One of it : Evista (raloxifene) or Raloxifene is a selective estrogen modulating drug , used in post menopausal breast cancers, is slightly better than tomaxifen in certain aspects, like reducing osteoporoses, reduce the incidence of fractures, has to be used with caution , in presence of vascular , renal & heart diseases may cause lethal thromboembolism. Speak to your oncologist. ...Read more

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I have mild bone loss around my teeth from dental decay. What treatments or products can restore the bone level to normal, as if there was never loss?

I have mild bone loss around my teeth from dental decay. What treatments or products can restore the bone level to normal, as if there was never loss?

See a periodontist: Osseous surgery,addictive-reconstructive surgery restoring the alveolar bone to its original level. Ask your periodontist how to prevent gum disease and learn proper periodontal maintenance Take care. ...Read more

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Is myelofibrosis a terminal disease? Does it just keep progressing until all bone marrow is replaced by scar tissue that can't produce blood?

Is myelofibrosis a terminal disease? Does it just keep progressing until all bone marrow is replaced by scar tissue that can't produce blood?

Progressive: Yes, you described it well. New treatments are becoming available all the time, and they could extend your life! get treated! ...Read more

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How does rods placed into the bone effect bone marrow? If bone marrow loss is a result of this condition, would that also cause anemia?

How does rods placed into the bone effect bone marrow?  If bone marrow loss is a result of this condition, would that also cause anemia?

Probably not: Much. In the common situation where a rod is placed in the femur to stabilize a serious fracture there would be effacement of some bone marrow, but not enough in of itself to cause a deficit in rbc production leading to anemia. The fracture itself and the surgery could result in low HGB shortly after the injury. ...Read more

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Vertical tooth bone loss can be grafted but horizontal bone loss cannot be grafted. Can you explain this out to me?

Vertical tooth bone loss can be grafted but horizontal bone loss cannot be grafted. Can you explain this out to me?

Blood supply : If you have a vertical defect it is easier to get bone regeneration than horizontal because there is more blood supply available to nourish the bone graft there usually more walls in a vertical defect to provide blood you can get horizontal bone regeneration but it isn't as predictable as vertical good question. ...Read more

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What happens when a tooth is extracted? Any good links to study how the gum and bone heals? Will chewing on things damage the site permanently?

What happens when a tooth is extracted?

Any good links to study how the gum and bone heals?

Will chewing on things damage the site permanently?

Extraction: After a tooth is extracted your body sends many different types of cells to the area to begin the healing process. It is important not to disturb the area while it is healing. So try not to chew on it. Here is a video that explains how to take care of the area. http://www.dnatube.com/video/9634/Healing-Process-After-Tooth-Extraction You should be able to find much more information if you google. ...Read more

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How does one deal with periodontic disease and bone loss?

Stop the disease: The first step is to stop the disease. You can not do this by yourself. Your dentist must be able to clean the surfaces of all the teeth and then you must be able to keep them clean. Depending on how well you can do that will depend on if you will need further treatment or continuing care maybe every three months. ...Read more

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Only have 1mm of hard gum tissue covering lower canine. It has receded due to gum disease however under control. Will further recession happen anyway?

Only have 1mm of hard gum tissue covering lower canine. It has receded due to gum disease however under control. Will further recession happen anyway?

Yes, it is possible: because gum recession is a progressive condition. If recession is persist, a procedure known as a "gum graft surgery" may be performed by a periodontist. ...Read more

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Will you grow out of brittle bone disease?

??: Not really sure what you mean if it is osteogenesis imperfecta the answer is no if it osteoporosis or it's lesser cousin osteopenia the answer is no so looks like the answer is no. ...Read more

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If I lose a lower tooth to localized periodontitis with no replacement, will the corresponding upper jaw tooth extrude until it eventually falls out?

If I lose a lower tooth to localized periodontitis with no replacement, will the corresponding upper jaw tooth extrude until it eventually falls out?

Speak with DDS: Always need a treatment plan. If you abide to the treatment plan, that is up to you or consent to a treatment plan to your monetary liking. Without a replacement, teeth will shift over time, so it is better to be upfront and understand all ramifications prior to the inception of treatment. ...Read more

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A person in early adulthood lose some bone mass after taking medication ,is it possible for him to regain the original bone mass?

Maybe: What was the medication? The good news is at your age you can bulid bone densisty with appropriate calcium and vitamin. Have you stopped the medication? Your physicain can have you see an expert in bone such as a rheuamtologist or endocrinologist ...Read more

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Would a LANAP procedure be good for fixing dental bone loss in early periodontitis? Pain doesn't matter, I just want the bone level normal/healthy.

LANAP Case selection: LANAP protocol results are much more predictable in terms of bone regeneration and tissue attachment. Laser treatment is a great option for many periodontal patients; however, it may not be suited for all cases. The case selection is the key to a successful treatment. ...Read more

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Does gum disease spread to the palate if people don't look after their teeth?

Does gum disease spread to the palate if people don't look after their teeth?

Possibly: If you develop a periodontal abscess on the palatal aspect of an upper tooth, the swelling could involve the palate in that area. ...Read more

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Dr. Gary Sandler
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Gum Disease (Definition)

Gun disease can range from gum swelling all the way to the bone keeping the teeth in place being lost, this can be be for a number of reasons, if you think you have gum disease please visit your ...Read more


Dr. John Thaler
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Bone Loss (Definition)

non specific, descriptive term encompassing various disorders of abnormal bone turnover, production, or mineralization which result ...Read more