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Mouth (Definition)

Mouth (mouth) " n. Pl. Mouths 1. A. The body opening through which an animal takes in food. B. The cavity lying at the upper end of the alimentary canal, bounded on the outside by the lips and inside by the oropharynx and containing in higher vertebrates the tongue, gums, and teeth. C. This cavity regarded as the source of sounds and speech. D. The opening to any cavity or canal ...Read more


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Why are your teeth strong or stronger than your bones?

Why are your teeth strong or stronger than your bones?

Calcification: Your teeth are harder than your bones due to the need for them to resist abrasion, cut and grind food, and last a lifetime since you only get one adult set. Bones are constantly remodeling, and need to be a bit forgiving and flex, up to a point. If the bones didn't flex they would easily break and that would be problematic. ...Read more

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My 2 yr old fell and knocked two front teeth loose still has a lot of bone and root just broke one root off tooth will tighten up how long?

My 2 yr old fell and knocked two front teeth loose still has a lot of bone and root just broke one root off tooth will tighten up how long?

Immediate attention: This situation is very serious situation that should be immediately addressed by a pediatric dentist. There are so many variables that could adversely affect your 2year old's health, you need to act. Also, your child's permanent teeth need to be evaluated thru imaging to assure they are healthy. And finally, you should see if your child's appearance can be restored for their self-esteem. ...Read more

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Two of my bottom front teeth are in a different position than when I was 15. I do have slightly receding gums. Would bone loss be the likely cause?

Two of my bottom front teeth are in a different position than when I was 15. I do have slightly receding gums. Would bone loss be the likely cause?

Possibly: Bone loss can allow teeth to shift. Shifting teeth can cause bone loss, especially if teeth move off of their bone support. If you notice a little shifting now, you will probably see a lot of shifting as time goes by. Please see an Orthodontic Specialist to evaluate the positions of your teeth and possible stabilization treatment options. Consultation with a Periodontist may also be indicated. ...Read more

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If I have had two graft failures in preparation for a tooth implant on #9 should I try for a third? I'm 69, non-smoker, good health and good teeth. Would using my own bone help?

Some thoughts: If two attempts failed, why would a third work? Was it done by a periodontist or an oral surgeon? Is your dentist suggesting a third procedure? Or was that your idea? What are your alternatives (such as a fixed bridge)? What would make a third attempt successful? This requires a serious discussion with your dentist. Consider a second expert opinion. Also discuss with restorative dds. ...Read more

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I have a horrible pain in my jaw bone but not in my teeth.It's been going on for two days and I can hardly open my mouth. What should I do?

I have a horrible pain in my jaw bone but not in my teeth.It's been going on for two days and I can hardly open my mouth. What should I do?

Not likely muscle: Pain of this magnitude may indicate an infection of a tooth which is being processed as "jaw" pain. See a dentist asap to rule out the most common reasons. ...Read more

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I've had two teeth that were ankylosed to my jaw bone since 4th grade. They have grown with my jaw and are out of place. What do I do? Surgery?

I've had two teeth that were ankylosed to my jaw bone since 4th grade. They have grown with my jaw and are out of place. What do I do? Surgery?

See your dentist: Your dentist will perform a thorough examination and take radiographs (x-rays) to help them determine the best treatment for your problem. It is impossible for me to make a recommendation without visual examination & radiographs. ...Read more

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1 week after a triple apicoectomy and double cysectomy. One cyst involved two teeth and had bone loss, so a graft was added. Should I wear my retainer?

1 week after a triple apicoectomy and double cysectomy. One cyst involved two teeth and had bone loss, so a graft was added. Should I wear my retainer?

Retainers after Surg: Retainers generally do not touch anywhere near the surgical site of apicoectomies and it should be ok to wear especially 1 week post-op. However, this should be answered by either\or both your surgeon and the dentist who made the retainer, as they can clinically examine you just to make sure. ...Read more

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In what way can I replace calcium supplements to maintain strong bones and teeth if I don't drink milk very much?

In what way can I replace calcium supplements to maintain strong bones and teeth if I don't drink milk very much?

Yes: Calcium is very important to our bodies not only for bones but also for heart function, muscles and the nervous system. Women need at least 1, 000 to 1, 500mg mg a day. If you are not getting this much in your diet then it is important to take supplements. It is also important to take vitamin d and magesium. ...Read more

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My two decayed front teeth will be pulled with the option for bone graft before I get a Snap-on-Smile. Should I get the bone graft?

My two decayed front teeth will be pulled with the option for bone graft before I get a Snap-on-Smile. Should I get the bone graft?

Sure: If you plan on replacing those missing teeth with a solid, proven, long-lasting restoration like dental implants with porcelain crowns, then the graft is almost a must. Snap on smiles are made of plastic and will not last very long without replacement. See below complaints:

http://snap-on-smile.pissedconsumer.com/ ...Read more

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Can bone grafting be done next to my real tooth to make it stronger?

Can bone grafting be done next to my real tooth to make it stronger?

It can: Placing a bone graft on one side or around a tooth can help stabilize it in the jaw. ...Read more

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I have pain on my front tooth, slight pain in the jaw bone and inflamed right side of lip it has gotten progressively worse the last two days?

I have pain on my front tooth, slight pain in the jaw bone and inflamed right side of lip it has gotten progressively worse the last two days?

See dentist ASAP: You do not mention if you have a history of trauma to that area. See your dentist ASAP to rule out decay, periodontal disease and trauma related injury which might incluide swelling and inflammation. ...Read more

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I've had two bone graft done for implants on my upper jaw front tooth but both times bon graft failed should I give up hope on implants?

I've had two bone graft done for implants on my upper jaw front tooth but both times bon graft failed should I give up hope on implants?

Unanswered questions: Why did the bone graft fail twice? Are you a smoker? Are there any underlying medical conditions? Is the bony defect large? So many unanswered questions... Hard to advise you without an examination and answers. Please see another oral surgeon for a second opinion. ...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 before the extraction.
Please discuss this w your physician and oral surgeon! Good luck! ...Read more

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Could dental bone grafting be done month or two after extractions due to long term infection?

Could dental bone grafting be done month or two after extractions due to long term infection?

Bone Grafting: Bone grafting in dentistry is a way to help place bone growing material in areas where there has been advanced dental bone loss. The timing of this procedure is on a case by case study which would help determine the best time to place this medicine. ...Read more

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I had a dental extraction (first molar) about two weeks ago. The womb is healing but I notice a flat bone stock and its painful. What should I do?

I had a dental extraction (first molar) about two weeks ago.  The womb is healing but I notice a flat bone stock and its painful. What should I do?

See your dentist: Sometimes after an extraction a piece of bone can break off, it can be painful, so it is recommended to have your dentist check it out, it can be removed very easily, sometimes with cotton pliers. ...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