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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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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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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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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?

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: Whenever we move teeth there are changes along the roots, usually microscopic. Very rarely the changes are macroscopic, as in your case. I'm afraid there's no way to regrow roots. ...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