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How much bone loss decades after tooth extraction?

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Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
Orthopedic Surgery
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The jawbone needs the physiological stimulus from the root of a tooth to maintain its volume.
When you have a tooth extracted, the healing process causes the extraction site to remodel, and generally up to 25% of the bone is lost during the first year. .

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The jawbone needs the physiological stimulus from the root of a tooth to maintain its volume.
When you have a tooth extracted, the healing process causes the extraction site to remodel, and generally up to 25% of the bone is lost during the first year. .
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
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Dr. Jennifer Holtzman
In the jaws, maintaining bone levels requires the presence of teeth. When teeth are lost, the bone in that area gradually resorbs- though the amount of resorption varies with each individual.
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In brief: Very variable

There is always some bone remodeling - bone loss.
Now a days we graft the site to help slow the bone loss, but if the extraction was traumatic - then there will be more bone loss.

In brief: Very variable

There is always some bone remodeling - bone loss.
Now a days we graft the site to help slow the bone loss, but if the extraction was traumatic - then there will be more bone loss.
Dr. David Schneider
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