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Vertical tooth bone loss can be grafted but horizontal bone loss cannot be grafted. Can you explain this out to me?

Vertical tooth bone loss can be grafted but horizontal bone loss cannot be grafted. Can you explain this out to me?

Blood supply : If you have a vertical defect it is easier to get bone regeneration than horizontal because there is more blood supply available to nourish the bone graft there usually more walls in a vertical defect to provide blood you can get horizontal bone regeneration but it isn't as predictable as vertical good question. ...Read more

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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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Could missing back tooth cause significant bone loss?

Could missing back tooth cause significant bone loss?

Yes, it could: The bone loss can occur around a missing tooth. The good news is that you don’t have to suffer from missing teeth. ...Read more

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My tooth is loose, afraid I have bone loss. Is that ageing?

Could be: Could be, but not necessarily. Could be related to dental disease. Your dentist could tell you if tooth loss secondary to dental disease or if there is concern for bone mineral density loss being the cause. ...Read more

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How can I tighten a tooth that is loose from bone loss?

See specialists: Your best course of action is to see a prosthodontist for evaluation of the bite forces and a periodontist to evaluate the tissue / bone remaining. Between these 2 specialists, you will receive expert assessment and guidance. Often, there is insufficient bone remaining for a good long-term prognosis, and an implant is the best option -- provided there is sufficient bone. Best of luck. ...Read more

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My adult tooth is loose, afraid I have bone loss or is it just menopause?

Gum disease?: Menopause should not cause you to have a loose tooth, even if you've been diagnosed with osteoporosis. Loose teeth can have a number of different causes: periodontal disease is the most likely reason, an infected or abscessed tooth, or occlusal trauma. See a dentist to get a diagnosis. ...Read more

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Can you tell me docs, is bone loss even real after an extracted tooth?

Absolutely: Bone is a living tissue. It completely remodels every 7-8 years in adults in relation to the stress placed on it. If no tooth to support, bone dissolves away. See your dentist to discuss tooth replacement treatment. ...Read more

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Can a dentist tell if 1 of your tooth lost its position & is pushed farther back? Could this happen with very very small bone loss?

Can a dentist tell if 1 of your tooth lost its position & is pushed farther back? Could this happen with very very small bone loss?

Yes: See your Dentist. Know that tooth movement throughout life is normal, but can be minimized. Referral to an Orthodontist (Initial Examination usually free) may be the wisest course to pursue. And yes, any bone loss exacerbates destabilization. ...Read more

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Is it possible to have bone loss from tooth extractions?

Is it possible to have bone loss from tooth extractions?

Yes..: Following a tooth extraction there is almost always some bone loss. If the bone was in good shape prior to the extraction then you won't see much, but if the tooth was troubled with infections or something then more bone loss can be expected. Keep in mind..The bone can be replaced quite often at the same appointment of the extraction. ...Read more

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Bone Loss (Definition)

Bone loss implies something is lost. What is lost for a multitude of reasons is amount of calcium that gets into the bone matrix. The less calcium in the bones the less bone mass and the higher ...Read more