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Anything you can do about the bone loss caused by periodontitis?

9 doctors weighed in
Dr. Daniel Quon
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial
3 doctors agree

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Daniel Quon
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Dr. Jason Cataldo
Dentistry - Periodontics
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Yes

The first step is to control the disease to prevent further damage, and the second is to repair the damage.
As a board certified specialist who helps people in repairing and regrowing bone every day, i respectfully disagree with the comments that bone does not grow back. It certainly does, and all the time. Consult a board certified periodontist trained in the proper techniques. They can help!

In brief: Yes

The first step is to control the disease to prevent further damage, and the second is to repair the damage.
As a board certified specialist who helps people in repairing and regrowing bone every day, i respectfully disagree with the comments that bone does not grow back. It certainly does, and all the time. Consult a board certified periodontist trained in the proper techniques. They can help!
Dr. Jason Cataldo
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2 comments
Dr. Travis Titlow
It is important to note that the earlier treatment is started the better chance you have of increasing bone. Severe bone loss is very difficult if not impossible to improve.
Dr. Jason Cataldo
The earlier treatment is initiated, the better chance you have of PRESERVING bone - and maximizing remaining bone. From a regenerative standpoint, actually, the more severe the bone loss, the greater the potential for improvement and quantitatively, the greater is the volume of re-growth. Therefore, teeth demonstrating severe bone loss have the greatest chance of regrowing bone - specifically regarding vertical osseous defects. Teeth with severe osseous defects, not significantly mobile achieve the greatest gains. Think of the distal of a second molar with bone loss to the apex, or a premolar with a 12 mm probing pocket. Thanks for the comment.
Dr. Ronald Achong
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Yes

Treatments include, antibiotic therapy in the gums, dental cleanings, laser surgery and gum surgery depending on the severity of the problem.

In brief: Yes

Treatments include, antibiotic therapy in the gums, dental cleanings, laser surgery and gum surgery depending on the severity of the problem.
Dr. Ronald Achong
Dr. Ronald Achong
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1 doctor agrees

In brief: Bone loss from perio

Bone will not grow back.
Loss of bone can be stopped though. It is important to have the periodontitis treated. If it is not treated, it will lead to more bone loss and eventual loss of teeth.

In brief: Bone loss from perio

Bone will not grow back.
Loss of bone can be stopped though. It is important to have the periodontitis treated. If it is not treated, it will lead to more bone loss and eventual loss of teeth.
Dr. Daniel Rubenstein
Dr. Daniel Rubenstein
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Dr. Vikram Likhari
Dentistry - Periodontics

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Yes it can be treated with resection or regeneration by your periodontitis.

In brief: -

Yes it can be treated with resection or regeneration by your periodontitis.
Dr. Vikram Likhari
Dr. Vikram Likhari
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