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How many separate/connected bony buccal walls surround molar tooth #2? Wisdom tooth missing since childhood. Thank-you.

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Dr. Arnold Malerman
Dentistry - Orthodontics
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In brief: 1

Tooth surrounded by 4 walls of bone.
1 on cheek side (buccal), 1 on tongue side (lingual), 1 in front (medial) and 1 in back (distal). Bone surrounding tooth can be damaged by tooth abscess, gum disease, or trauma of malocclusion.

In brief: 1

Tooth surrounded by 4 walls of bone.
1 on cheek side (buccal), 1 on tongue side (lingual), 1 in front (medial) and 1 in back (distal). Bone surrounding tooth can be damaged by tooth abscess, gum disease, or trauma of malocclusion.
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Dr. R Lee Hinson
Dentistry

In brief: In healthy areas,

Tooth #2 has a boney wall of support all the way around.
360 degrees. Also described as 4 walls of support: buccal, lingual, distal, medial. (front, back, left, right). You ask specifically about a buccal wall? Well, the answer is one.

In brief: In healthy areas,

Tooth #2 has a boney wall of support all the way around.
360 degrees. Also described as 4 walls of support: buccal, lingual, distal, medial. (front, back, left, right). You ask specifically about a buccal wall? Well, the answer is one.
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Dr. Dinh Bui
Dentistry

In brief: One

The bony wall facing the cheek is called buccal bony wall.
That facing the tongue side is called lingual bony wall. When buccal bony wall is missing, grafting is complex and the outcome is unpredictable due to being one wall defect which cannot fixate the graft.

In brief: One

The bony wall facing the cheek is called buccal bony wall.
That facing the tongue side is called lingual bony wall. When buccal bony wall is missing, grafting is complex and the outcome is unpredictable due to being one wall defect which cannot fixate the graft.
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