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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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What can I expect after a wisdom tooth extraction for a tooth that’s a bony impaction? My oral surgeon says that means the tooth is surrounded by bone, so he’ll need to cut into my jaw bone. That sounds really painful. Will I have a long recovery? How wil

What can I expect after a wisdom tooth extraction for a tooth that’s a bony impaction? My oral surgeon says that means the tooth is surrounded by bone, so he’ll need to cut into my jaw bone. That sounds really painful. Will I have a long recovery? How wil

If: If you are young it will be simple. Your surgeon only needs to remove enough bone to get the tooth out. That's what I call a window. The bone will heal back uneventfully. You will not be in the pain you are imagining. But the first week after surgery you will be sore and eating will take more effort. After the second week you can get back to eating that beef jerky. So don't fret it will go well. ...Read more

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Jaw bone degeneration and collapsed face appearance profile after having 12 teeth extraction three years ago. Can bone grafting improve face appearance?

Jaw bone degeneration and collapsed face appearance profile after having 12 teeth extraction three years ago. Can bone grafting improve face appearance?

Lip Support: What type of prosthesis are you wearing? Which 12 teeth were removed? Much of your lip support comes from your natural teeth or prosthesis. Bone grafting can be used to increase bone volume for placement of dental implants. You have a complex situation that warrants consultations with first a prosthodontist and then an oral surgeon. ...Read more

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Bone or jaw poking out of my gum after tooth extraction weeks ago, im starting to have bad breath and its not really that much painful. What to do?

Bone or jaw poking out of my gum after tooth extraction weeks ago, im starting to have bad breath and its not really that much painful. What to do?

Tooth extraction: Return to the surgeon to have the extraction site examined. You may have a piece of bone working its way out, or the area is just healing slowly and you are still feeling the edge of the extraction socket. The bad breath may be due to debris in the socket, or from other areas of your mouth.
In any case, you should be seeing your dentist for follow-up care. ...Read more

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How safe is tooth extraction for someone with osteoporosis? I've read that it increases the chances of breaking your jaw during the procedure, but by how much? I was diagnosed about two years ago, and my doctor says reclast has helped, but my bones are st

How safe is tooth extraction for someone with osteoporosis? I've read that it increases the chances of breaking your jaw during the procedure, but by how much? I was diagnosed about two years ago, and my doctor says reclast has helped, but my bones are st

Depends: Patients taking bisphosphonates for osteoporosis are at greater risk for osteonecrosis of the jaw from surgical procedures. The injectables or IV meds are most likely to cause problems. The oral meds are not as bad for complications.
Your dr. May take you off Reclast (zoledronic acid) for a period of time before the extraction.
Please discuss this w your physician and oral surgeon! Good luck! ...Read more

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Hello can you please help me? I have some question! I had total teeth extraction on dec.3th and now I have bones on my lower jaw. Solution?

Bones: If you are referring to pieces of bone sticking through the tissue this is not uncommon. It is dead and will come out on its own however you may want to see your surgeon to have the area checked and the pieces removed for comfort. Will you be getting implants to preserve your bone and stabilize the denture? Given your age that would be ideal. ...Read more

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Bone tissues not healing after tooth extraction. What should I do?

Bone tissues not healing after tooth extraction. What should I do?

Call dentist: Call the dentist to have it evaluated and possibly medicated to begin healing. ...Read more

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Bone tissues not healing after tooth extraction. What should I do?

Bone tissues not healing after tooth extraction. What should I do?

Return: Return to the Dentist or specialist Oral Surgeon who did the traction and have area reevaluated. You may need some follow-up treatment or just tincture of time. ...Read more

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Are bone grafts required after tooth extraction?

Are bone grafts required after tooth extraction?

Depends: It depends on the goal. If a dental implant is planned, then yes. Sometimes, bone grafts can be performed at wisdom tooth sites and where lesions of the jaw bone were removed. Consult with your dentist. ...Read more

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Are bone grafts always needed after a tooth extraction?

Are bone grafts always needed after a tooth extraction?

May be beneficial: Bone grafts can be beneficial if an implant is to placed. The grafts act as a scaffold, resorb and ultimately are replaced by your own bone or form a bridge with your bone. If an implant is not planned it will be beneficial to place a graft which isn't resorbed, one in which will remain for an extended period and support the adjacent native bone, providing a better esthetic, functional prosthesis. ...Read more

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I still can't fully extend jaw after wisdom tooth extraction, why is that?

I still can't fully extend jaw after wisdom tooth extraction, why is that?

Muscles: Likely still some inflammation in the muscles from the surgery. You can massage them carefully, soak them with mouthful of warm water inside followed by hot compresses outside. Can also take alleve or Ibuprofen to help with inflammation. Call your surgeon and report this and ask for special recommendations. Good luck. ...Read more

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Could I be in a lot of pain if I had a bone infection after tooth extraction?

Could I be in a lot of pain if I had a bone infection after tooth extraction?

Post op pain: It could be a dry socket or you may just be dealing with some aggressive post operative pain associated with the difficult extraction. Difficult teeth tend to require the removal of bone and require more healing time than erupted teeth. If its been over a week and there's still pain or more pain, contact your dental surgeon. ...Read more

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What does mean if you can see bone sticking out after wisdom tooth extraction?

What does mean if you can see bone sticking out after wisdom tooth extraction?

Exposed bone: After the removal of any tooth a small area of exposed bone can occur. Your dentist or surgeon who performed the surgery can advise you if the exposed bone will require any additional treatment or if the bone will remodel and resorb without additional surgery. ...Read more

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I still can't fully extend my jaw after wisdom tooth extraction. Is this normal?

I still can't fully extend my jaw after wisdom tooth extraction. Is this normal?

Be patient: It is common to have a limited jaw movement after wisdom tooth extraction. Sometimes it takes a couple of weeks to get the normal range of motion. Moist heat and passive stretching will speed the process. ...Read more

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After a wisdom tooth extraction, is it normal to need an alveolectomy to shave off bone?

After a wisdom tooth extraction, is it normal to need an alveolectomy to shave off bone?

Very common: Alveolectomy is considered to be the best type of dental surgery followed wisdom teeth extraction to speed the healing process. ...Read more

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3 weeks post wisdom tooth extraction. Can chewing on the site cause nerve or jaw damage?

3 weeks post wisdom tooth extraction. Can chewing on the site cause nerve or jaw damage?

Definitely, no: Your diet may consist of any food that can be chewed and successfully swallowed. Good luck! ...Read more

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What parts of the face determine the look of your eyelids? EX:if you have an overbite, busted jaw, tooth extraction etc. Any of that affect the look?

What parts of the face determine the look of your eyelids? EX:if you have an overbite, busted jaw, tooth extraction etc. Any of that affect the look?

Eyelids: Eyes, eye sockets, and soft tissue drape. Please see an Orthodontist, Oal Surgeon, Ophthalmologist, and
Plastic Surgeon, to gather as much information possible. No two people are axactly alike. Resolution of facial imbalance problems often require a multidisciplinary approach. Beware promise of simplistic quick fix. ...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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Are there any risks from a synthetic bone graft after tooth extraction?

Are there any risks from a synthetic bone graft after tooth extraction?

Minor risks: This is a fairly successful procedure. The risks are infection, loss of graft material or failure to maintain ridge width for an implant. While controversial, my experience is that cadaveric bone works much better than synthetic bone grafts if planning on implants. ...Read more

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How does bone loss after tooth extraction occur?

How does bone loss after tooth extraction occur?

Lost stimulation: After extraction, the aveolar bone lost the stimulation from the tooth movement and starts resorption. It is kind like atrophy.

Reserach showed, the surounding bone can lost 60-80 percent of its volume at the end of first year after extraction.

To prevent bone loss after extraction, you should get bone grafting at the time of extraction. After 4-6 month, implant can be placed. ...Read more

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How much bone loss decades after tooth extraction?

How much bone loss decades after tooth extraction?

Let us help: The jawbone needs the physiological stimulus from the root of a tooth to maintain its volume.
When you have a tooth extracted, the healing process causes the extraction site to remodel, and generally up to 25% of the bone is lost during the first year.
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Is it normal to get lock jaw after a tooth extraction?

Is it normal to get lock jaw after a tooth extraction?

Not lock jaw: Lock jaw is a lay term for tetanus. You do not get tetanus from a tooth extraction. You can get infection of the tooth root or have a piece of infected retained root that can cause swelling of the surrounding soft tissues making it difficult to fully open your mouth. This should not normally occur after a tooth extraction. See your dentist. ...Read more

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Could my jaw be fractured during tooth extraction?

Could my jaw be fractured during tooth extraction?

Yes: A rare complication of wisdom tooth extraction is a fractured jaw. Another reason to have your wisdom teeth extracted by an oral surgeon. ...Read more

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Exposed bone lingual area # 31 post tooth extraction resulting in chronic pain?

See Oral Surgeon: The exposed bone may be the result of a sharp edge of the tooth socket that is peeking through the gingiva. The bone needs to be smoothed down to give the gingiva a little more room.... once smoothed, the gum should close over the wound and you should be fine. ...Read more

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I'd like to know if I'm supposed to have a white bone looking thing around my wisdom tooth extraction site

I'd like to know if I'm supposed to have a white bone looking thing around my wisdom tooth extraction site

May be normal: The white can be exposed bone or the blood clot in the site where the tooth was just removed. In the absence of pain warm salt water rinses are indicated if pain starts go back to the dentist to have it evaluated. ...Read more

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Where can I get more information about tooth extraction on an abscessed tooth that requires bone graphing?

Where can I get more information about tooth extraction on an abscessed tooth that requires bone graphing?

Information: I would google extraction and dental bone grafting. Basically the tooth will be extracted, the area cleaned of all infected tissue and a graft material placed (not needed if all walls are intact and you plan on an implant shortly) and the area is left to heal. Also talk to your surgeon as the web can give you too much information and every case is different. ...Read more

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How long does a tooth extraction and bone graft take?

How long does a tooth extraction and bone graft take?

Extraction: If you are asking how long it takes to do the procedure, assuming it is uncomplicated, then the answer is somewhere around an hour give or take a little. If you are asking about how long the healing takes then there are two answers. The gum tissue heals quickly, about two weeks and the bone filling in underneath takes about 3 - 4 months, sometimes longer. ...Read more

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How long after tooth extraction/bone graft should the pain subside?

Post-surgery: Greatest pain level first 2 days post-surgery, then should gradually di is his daily over 10 days to 2 weeks. Follow your Dentist's post-op instructions to the letter. If you have any concerns, call for an appointment for reevaluation. ...Read more

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How long does the pain normally last after tooth extraction/bone graft?

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Vary: It is vary from 1 day to 4 weeks depending on the severity and healing of the graft. No graft should be done on the site of infection unless absolute necessary. It is much better to resolve the infection first prior to grafting. ...Read more

Tooth Extraction (Definition)

Tooth extraction means removing an entire tooth or teeth from the jawbone. ...Read more