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What Does A Periodontist Do To Increase Bone Loss
Periodontitis: Periodontitis is an infection of the gums and bone around the teeth. If you have periodontitis, it needs to be treated by a dentist. If your mouth is healthy, thorough brushing, flossing and regular dental visits will prevent periodontal disease. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
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
Perio does not answer my #'s: can teeth grinding of a moderate kind lead to bone loss? Why do I have bone loss when sulcus can be perio maintained?
Could make it heal: Chemotherapy , if it works well, can clear up the cancer cells enough that the bone could heal. If chemo does not work then of course the bone problem can only get worse. Sometimes application of local radiotherapy can help accomplish healing better than chemo can. So ask your doctor about this option. ...Read more
You may be able to: Prevent osteoporosis and slow down bone loss even after you've been diagnosed with osteopenia .If you've received an osteopenia diagnosis, now's the time to take preventive measures that can build up your bone health before a condition like osteoporosis robs you of bone density. There are many options to treat osteopenia, and you and your doctor should work together to figure out. Good luck thanks. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I wanted to know when you chew gum for a minute does your speed increase or decrease and how can you tell?
Multiple periodontists do not know what is causing my gum recession. I'm 35, and I've had bone loss. Should I see a prosthodontist or an endodontist?
Yes: A thorough clinical dental examination with the appropriate x-rays is the first step. Depending on the severity of the periodontal problem, whether it is a generalized problem affecting multiple teeth or an isolated problem such as one tooth will determine what treatment can be offered. Treatment can range from maintaining the present bone level to more complicated procedures such as grafts. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
Forever: Bone loss from periodontitis is permanent... the bone doesn't grow back. If suffering from this issue, have yourself treated by a periodontist, arrest the bone loss, and maintain your oral health. In this way you will retain your teeth for years to come. The alternative is premature loss. ...Read more
Exercise, Calcium: Exercise - especially weight bearing exercise will help to increase bone mass (premenopausal) or slow down the rate of bone loss (post menopausal). Calcium slows the rate of bone loss. Women over 50 should take between 1200mg-1500mg per day of calcium (divided into 2-3 doses per day). Leafy green veggies, dairy and yogurt added to your diet. Estrogen replacement in postmenopausal women may help. ...Read more
Repair, regeneration: Repair is a condition where there is no regeneration of the bone loss but only heal and prevent the further bone loss. Intraorally, the procedures that leads to repair would be flap surgery and debridement. Regeneration is the result from the guided tissue regeneration procedures where new bone and new attachments achieved. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How do you see bone loss by looking at dental x-rays? Professionals do not need a frame of reference. I'm curious what indicates bone loss.
Varies: If it is localized to a specific area, the bone loss will appear "darker" than the normal bone. If it is diffuse, then it is a general impression that the bone looks darker than normal. Which sometimes can be hard to say because it is partly based upon the variability in technique each time an xray is shot. In orthopedics, if there is any question we will order a dexa scan to check bone density ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
Excessive wt loss: That usually doesn't happen. Most people just worry about losing enough weight. The only patients I have seen that have 100% of their excess weight are those that became obsessed with working out (an marathon runners). If you have surgery (assuming it was done correctly by an experienced surgeon), and eat a normal amount of food, you will not shrink down to nothing. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Laser gum therapy: Periodontal disease is a very common disease. With traditional gum surgery, a scalpel is used to cut the gum tissue. In laser gum regeneration for laser gum therapy, there are no scalpels or sutures. Since laser gum therapy is less invasive than traditional gum surgery it is not a painful procedure. See any dentist who has completed a training in laser gum therapy. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How does a bone fracture affect the body's homeostasis? How do I relate this to mineral storage and blood cell formation/ Is there any good articles o
Physiology.Lifeology: You might start with a great physiology text book. Most texts have chapter designated to the physiology of bone repair, mineral loss and uptake, as well as the physiology of red blood cell formation. Understanding the physiology of life is best appreciated by being well grounded with the basics. ...Read more
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