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Open Repair Mandibular Or Maxillary Alveolar Ridge Fracture
Open fracture repair: Fractures can be treated closed (without an incision) or open (with a formal incision at surgery). There are pluses and minuses of each and the path taken depends on the location of the fracture, displaced or nondisplaced, type of fracture, and surgeon preference. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
A fracture is a broken bone. As there is cartilage at the end of many bones at the joint, a fracture may also include a break in the cartilage. Fractures and broken bones are the same thing. It seems that many believe that a "fracture" is a lesser injury or an incomplete break in the bone, but this is not correct. Fractures may be displaced or ...Read more
Plating broken bones: Multiple rib fractures may compromise respiratory function, or a non-healing rib fracture may cause continuing pain. These conditions can sometimes be helped by cutting down to the rib and stabilizing it by screwing on a plate made of metal or other material. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
How long does it take for a 14 year old to play golf again after a open repair of a clavicle fracture?
Depends: Depends upon how severe the injury and the extent of the repair.Your orthopedic surgeon can give the best answer to the question. May take several months to full recovery. ...Read more
Resorbtion: An edentulous ridge will resorb over time, making wearing a denture more difficult. It can be avoided by obviously maintaining your teeth to prevent from loosing them, making an overdenture on sound root tips, or placing dental implants which keep the bone stimulated. Speak to your dentist regarding your options and cost. ...Read more
Alveolar ridge: Gi problems as food is not chewed properly. Loss of vertical dimension (face shrinks), loss of proprioception. Solution is to have a set of dentures with or without implants. Implants will keep the bone healthy. Without implants the bone will continue to atrophy causing the denture to become loose. ...Read more
Bone loss: Unless you have tooth roots or implants in the ridge to stimulate the bone, it will resorb (deteriorate/ dissolve) over time. Avoid losing teeth and having an edentulous ridge. If already edentulous, see the Prosthodontist for your implant reconstruction options. Dr. Greg Jacobs in Tampa is excellent. Good Luck. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Even though periodontitis affects the alveolar ridge, would a patient with that type of loss still be able to wear dentures?
See below: See your dental practitioner, general dentist, periodontist or oral surgeon for a clinical and radiographic examination, the dentist may require further diagnostic tests such as a dentascan to determine the level of bone and the need for possible bone graft procedures if needed. Always discuss treatment options prior to extractions for optimal results. ...Read more
Is it possible to suck air through a hole/cut on Alveolar Ridge?Able to do so after seeing An Ent doctor who put camera tube through nose to mouth.
It's possible: I'm unable to comment on the ENT procedure. Air can travel from the nose to the mouth if there is a hole from the mouth, through the bone and into the sinus. This communication could take place if, for example, a tooth is extracted that has roots within the sinus. ...Read more
Is it broken or fractured is a question I am often asked. The answer is basically that a broken or fractured bone is the same thing. A fracture means a break in the cortex or the strong layer of outer bone cells. In an adult the average time for that to heal varies greatly but is often considered to ...Read more