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I have two front incisor teeth with bone loss in between down nearly to the root. What should I do?
Gum Specialist: Sometimes that bone can be regenerated and in some cases it cannot. A periodontist could tell you. ...Read more
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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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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?
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:
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I just had two teeth pulled, three implants, and two bone grafts on my bottom gum. Why is it recommended that i not drink?
It can: Placing a bone graft on one side or around a tooth can help stabilize it in the jaw. ...Read more
I had a tooth pulled two weeks ago and last night my left side starting to hurt. I looked in and there was a piece of bone sticking out. I need help!
See your dentist!: Please see the dentist who pulled your tooth. They have emergency call services. ...Read more
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'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
I had a bone graft done for preparation for a dental implant. Two weeks later I've developed a light purple discoloration in the tooth next to the surgical site. I used peridex (chlorhexidine gluconate) post-op is this normal?
Peridex (chlorhexidine gluconate): Can stain teeth bluishGet a more detailed answer ›
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
Anatomy and quality: There are anatomical restrictions that make the site either ideal or not: proximity to the nasal sinus is an important factor, as are the roots of adjacent teeth. It is more important to plan well, have spot on imaging and use proper case selection. The speed of the doctor is really unimportant, the quality of the diagnostics and the procedure are most vital. ...Read more
Do I pay $10,000 for two dental implants when I enter the dentists office or when visit ends? If he cannot place because needs to bone graft, then?
Check with: You have to check with your own dental surgeon, if additional procedures has to be done, and the total cost to restore your teeth, only your dental surgeon can answer. If you not happy with answer or can not afford to see a different provider. ...Read more
It seems that I will need a bone block (for 2 teeth) to build height. But, I do not want this taken from my hip or other part of my body. Options?
Bone Graft Options: Oral surgeons have several options for bone grafts. The preferred and most successful is when your own bone is used. It may come from the hip or sometimes the ramus (part of the lower jaw can be used). Other options are Cadaver bone, bovine bone or synthetic bone. If you are considering implants, your own bone give your the best chance for success. ...Read more
How is bone grafting done when there is big recession in all my bottom teeth? You can't build height can you? Thanks.
Unpredictable: If recession occurs in all your bottom teeth, you probably have horizontal bone loss. The best treatment is to stop the progression of bone loss by deep clean, home care, and may be laser treatment. As long, we maintain a good occlusion, you will be able to preserve the teeth. Your lower lip would conceal the recession during function (speech, smile, chewing) so esthetic would not be a concern. ...Read more
See the Dentist: If indeed it is exposed bone you should see the dentist that did the extractions as soon as possible. ...Read more
I have had several teeth pulled a havea few bone spurs, any suggestions how to ease or get them out?
Time or Dentist: The bone reforms and reshapes in its own time. However, if it has been a while, then the dentist can assist in the reshaping or removal of sections to assist in healing. ...Read more
Hello Dr, if we take out a tooth long time ago can we still do implants or the bone too thin.thank u?
May be fine: To know for sure, you'll need to be examined. There is no one answer for every situation. Call your dentist for an appointment. ...Read more
Can someone with moderate gum recession around some teeth actually present with minimal bone reduction?
Not really...: The bone would have to resorb at least as much as the gum has receded, otherwise the bone would be peeking into the oral cavity, which does not happen. Moderate gum recession = moderate bone loss. Conversely, the bone can resorb more than the gums recede, and that will usually result in periodontal pocketing. ...Read more
Today I had 2 double teeth pulled out dr had to cut the gum and bone and I have stiches how soon will I recover from the pain?
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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