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Are there any ways to reverse root resorption?

Are there any ways to reverse root resorption?

No: It is important to try and find the underlying cause so that further damage may be avoided. The lost root structure will not grow back, but, a dentist could help you protect the remaining root structure and so prevent or delay the loss of your tooth. ...Read more

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When is best for braces?Some said my daughter's root is still young, easy get root resorption.Others told the younger, the easier for root regenerate.

When is best for braces?Some said my daughter's root is still young, easy get root resorption.Others told the younger, the easier for root regenerate.

See specialist now: Roots don't "regenerate." They do, however, grow and mature. Your child is 3 years overdue for 1st Orthodontic Examination...Orthodontists like seeing patients at age 7 for exam as sometimes early treatment is indicated. See a fully qualified Orthodontic Specialist NOW for initial examination (usually free) for a knowledgable opinion. Waiting too long can adversely affect the prognosis. ...Read more

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Do I have extensive root resorption? Loose teeth!

Do I have extensive root resorption? Loose teeth!

Loose teeth: This is impossible to diagnose accurately without a clinical examination and x-rays. That being said, loose teeth is usually the result of extensive bone loss/advanced periodontal (gum) disease. This, however, would not normally occur in someone your age (22). Make an appointment with a dentist for an exam and diagnosis. ...Read more

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Which age for braces will have less risk of root resorption? Young or old? Does age have anything to do with root resorption? Is that true the younger you are, the shorter the teeth root is and so the more risky for root resorption with teeth movement?

Which age for braces will have less risk of root resorption? Young or old? Does age have anything to do with root resorption? Is that true the younger you are, the shorter the teeth root is and so the more risky for root resorption with teeth movement?

Always: There is always root resorption associated with tooth movement. Resorption is almost always microscopic and not of concern. Noticeable resorption can be caused by heavy intermittent force, movement of roots into outer layer of bone (cortical plate), genetic predisposition, and many other reasons. Timing of Orthodontic Rx has many determinants. Please see a qualified Orthodontic Specialist. ...Read more

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After getting my braces off, I was told by my dentist that my teeth's roots got shorter. Is there a treatment or cure for root resorption?

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After getting my braces off, I was told by my dentist that my teeth's roots got shorter. Is there a treatment or cure for root resorption?

No treatment: External resorption of teeth are known to occur in different degrees due to different factors. Usually some source of irritation occurs that produces inflammatory process and leads to resorption. Best treatment is to have close follow-up with your dentist or orthodontist and to have excellent oral hygiene to avoid bone loss. ...Read more

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Root canal lasted 31 years. Updated to a crown a year ago. Now tooth under crown has decay. What are odds decay was resorption vs. Bacteria introduced?

Root canal lasted 31 years. Updated to a crown a year ago. Now tooth under crown has decay. What are odds decay was resorption vs. Bacteria introduced?

Hard to say: Get more than one opinion if in doubt. The crown may have been leaking for a long time without evidence, since x-rays normally cannot penetrate the crown area if there is metal in the crown. ...Read more

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What is meant by dorsal roots?

What is meant by dorsal roots?

Dorsal Roots: The dorsal roots are a portion of the spinal cord that accept sensory information that will travel up your spinal cord to be perceived in your brain. Receptors sense, and the brain perceives. The spinal cord is part of your central nervous system and carries afferent sensory information though the dorsal columns and dorsal roots and transmits afferent motor information to move your muscles front. ...Read more

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Why and when is root channeling necessary?

Why and when is root channeling necessary?

For pain: Root canal work is a dental procedure in which the main nerve in the center of each root of a tooth is dug out under anesthesia and cement is put in place. This prevents infection from channeling down the canal and entering the jaw which can be quite painful. It is usually done after an episode of pain in a particular tooth. ...Read more

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What is maca root?

What is maca root?

Peruvian plant...: Maca root comes from a plant native to peru and has been used as a natural medicine by a number of cultures. There have been some clinical studies using it to treat sexual dysfunction with limited success. For more information see: http://dietarysupplements.Nlm.Nih.Gov/dietary/ingreddetail.Jsp?Contain=maca&id=1155. ...Read more

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Is maca root safe to take?

Is maca root safe to take?

WHY?: Why would you take anything that you don't know what it is, don't know what it's supposed to do for you, don't know how to judge if it's helping and don't know what harm it might do or how it could interact with your medication? Don't get your medical information from friends, tv or the internet. Stick with what your doctor prescribes and that only. It won't help you and could hurt you. ...Read more

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Is maca root safe to take?

Is maca root safe to take?

Yes: Many research studies have been done ; maca has been found to be very safe ; well-tolerated in them. As it's in the cruciferous family, large amounts of raw maca may reduce thyroid function. Safety in pregnancy hasn't been researched in humans so it would be wise to stop if pregnant.See http://examine.Com/supplements/maca/ for a review of research. ...Read more

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Where could i buy maca root?

Where could i buy maca root?

Peruvian Ginseng: I would expect that this could be purchased on line and possibly at some health food grocers. ...Read more

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Can i still take maca roots?

Can i still take maca roots?

Yes: Maca root seems to be safe to take for its stimulant properties. Always follow the directions on the container and never take with any other medication. ...Read more

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How long do I take nettle root?

Why would you take: It is a plant with many side effects and if you have any other health problems it could be dangerous. I would not take it but you can check with your doctor before taking it. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take Valerin root?

Is it safe to take  Valerin root?

Perhaps: Many herbal remedies are helpful for various conditions, but there is always the risk of interactions with medications. Check with your doctor or pharmacist if there is any interaction with your current medications, or if it not be advisable given your past medical history. ...Read more

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Is it bad to consume dandelion root?

Is it bad to consume dandelion root?

No: Although dandelions are often considered pesky and prolific weeds, their roots, leaves and flowers are edible and beneficial for your health. Dandelion roots have been used to help liver, kidney and digestive functions; as a laxative; to treat jaundice, anemia, bladder infections and eczema; and to eliminate gallstones. Consult your doctor to inquire whether it will affect your meds or health. ...Read more