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Doctor insights on: Osteoporosis Teeth

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Dr. PHILIP WALLER
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Osteoporosis (Definition)

Currently it is better to think of osteoporosis as a condition where the bone is weakened, and can be managed or treated rather than cured. This is usually performed by dietary modifications, ingestion of supplemental calcium, vitamin d and a class of agents notice the bisphosphonates. These are usually delivered via oral or intramuscular injection on a weekly or monthly ...Read more


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What are the medical causes of teeth yellowing. I have yellow teeth and crohn's. Also have severe osteoporosis. Tested negative for celiac. ?

What are the medical causes of teeth yellowing. I have yellow teeth and crohn's. Also have severe osteoporosis. Tested negative for celiac. ?

Diet: There are a couple of reasons for yellow teeth. One is diet. Drinking a lot of coffee, tea, red wine, grape juice and other things like that will stain teeth. Poor oral hygiene and infrequent dental care can lead to stained and decayed teeth. The best thing to do is to see a dentist and find out what is going on in your mouth and how to treat this and improve your teeth. ...Read more

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Can osteoporosis affect the cheek bones, and jaw/teeth? My teeth keep crossing & I have developed very deep wrinkles.

Affects the bones..: .. But not the actual tooth structure. Your teeth may have shifted for a number of reasons, including periodontal disease, loss of teeth, grinding, or a tongue thrust habit. Call your dentist for a thorough examination with radiographs and have him/her let you know your options for restoring a more youthful smile and appearance. ...Read more

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Can a person with osteoporosis have a transplanted tooth?

Can a person with osteoporosis have a transplanted tooth?

Do you mean implant?: Osteoporosis may place some limitations on an implant. The biggest issue is if a patient is on a bisphosphonate. To answer your question about a transplant, where are they transplanting the tooth from? Again, if you are on a bisphosphonate i would be concerned. Speak with your medical doctor and your oral surgeon about limitations and outcomes of your current situation. ...Read more

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I am a 48 year old woman with osteoporosis. Not on any meds. Need a lower right simple wisdom tooth extraction. Should i be concerned in any way ?

I am a 48 year old woman with osteoporosis. Not on any meds. Need a lower right simple wisdom tooth extraction. Should i be concerned in any way ?

Depends: Most times no unless the tooth is deeply impacted and a large amount of bone needs to be removed. Also a dentist who is gentle will help reduce the possibility of complications. ...Read more

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I took zometa IV 7yrs ago. Now I have osteoporosis & was prescribed an oral similar drugs. Will this cause osteonecrosis of jaw ? My tooth hurts!

I took zometa IV 7yrs ago. Now I have osteoporosis & was prescribed an oral similar drugs. Will this cause osteonecrosis of jaw ? My tooth hurts!

See dentist: You can have dental treatment while you are taking medications for osteoporosis. Dental care is extremely important and you want to save your teeth if possible. Your dentist will discuss the very low risk of osteonecrosis after extractions with you. Try to treat the tooth rather than remove it. ...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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Does a person with osteoporosis have a higher incidence of dental problems than the general population?

Does a person with osteoporosis have  a higher incidence of dental problems than the general population?

Not related: Your dentist may be the first health professional to suspect you have osteoporosis – and refer you to a physician to confirm a diagnosis. Osteoporosis, a bone disorder, weakens bones by reducing its density. A dentist may see signs of reduced bone density around the teeth. Osteoporosis is not related to cavities or periodontal disease. I hope that clears the confusion. ...Read more

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Can you get a dental implant if you have osteoporosis?

Can you get a dental implant if you have osteoporosis?

Depends: It really depends on the integrity of the bone in the mandible and maxilla which has to be assessed by ct scanning. It is possible to have osteoporosis in some areas of the body, but have good bone structure in the jaw to allow an implant to be performed. ...Read more

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Can osteoporosis be treated?

Osteoporosis treat: Osteoporosis can be treated. At your age it would be unusual to go right to a prescription unless it was severe, you already had fractures, or other medical conditions you might have. For most people your age, a good diet and exercise will go a long way towards good bone health. ...Read more

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