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Avatar f tn The surgery worked best on my lower teeth, slowing down the bone loss significantly and rebuilding bone/tooth connection (that's what the gortex is for. That type of surgery is even more advanced now, I think). It didn't have as much success with my more advanced upper teeth. You have to identify all compromised teeth and undergo aggressive treatment (surgery, root planing..), and then take very good care of your teeth and gums for the rest of your life.
Avatar n tn I know that bone loss can occur when a tooth is extracted, and the implant is supposed to prevent such bone loss from occurring, but will there be any bone loss at all? I am really concerned because I am so young and don't want my facial appearance to change. Thank you so much.
541456 tn?1394490622 Over twenty years ago a dentist told me I had bone loss on one tooth. Never affected me until three years ago I got a stabbing pain in it and a root canal. It was fine until three months ago. Now if I floss around it too aggressively it can hurt all night long . It also snags the floss. This is something new. Two months ago it became "rough" on the inside and snags floss. There is no bump or absess and it feels fine today.
Avatar n tn I'm sorry to hear about your bone loss. Did the dentist say how long it takes to get to that stage? I've been diagnosed with periodontal disease. I've done the first part of a full-mouth debridement. I'm doing the second part soon. I've been told this will stop the disease.
Avatar m tn You need to see a dentist ASAP. Anytime a tooth starts to wiggle it is usually from bone loss or root absorption as turkee23 says. Please get to the dentist. Not to do so is to risk the loss of both of those teeth and it happens quickly.
Avatar f tn I have periodontitis and consequently have bone loss throughout my mouth. I recently had #15 extracted. Today I went for my one week postoperative checkup. The site had not healed; I am to return in one week. My concern: I don't understand why my dentist didn't do any restorative procedures when he extracted the tooth. He gave me an explaination, but I didn't understand.
Avatar m tn What do you mean by shrinking? As in the bone around the teeth is shrinking away and the teeth are getting looser? You should get a dental checkup and find out what's causing the bone loss and to remove the broken tooth which could be a potential abscess site. The continued bone loss is worrisome and can accelerate and be more difficult to keep under control the longer its neglected.
Avatar n tn The periodontist wants to section the bridge and keep one tooth in tact on the end. The other end of the bridge will have the tooth pulled. (the middle tooth is already gone) She wants to do a costly bone graft in the area where she will extract the tooth. She says my jaw bone loss is extensive at this point. If I am getting a partial plate that will cover this area, is the graft really necessary? Thank you.
Avatar m tn also the infection could pass to the bone which can cause serious problems including bone loss that can cause loss of additional teeth.
Avatar m tn Hello, About 3 months ago, I was diagnosed with Periodontitis, a disease of the gums that results in bone and tissue loss. At the time I wasn't sure what questions to ask as I was not entirely sure of what it was. My dentist explained to me I had some bone and tissue loss in my mouth because extensive gingivitis. I hadn't gone to the dentist prior to that in almost 6 years. I had also had my wisdom teeth extracted.
Avatar n tn ve lost bone structure around that tooth usually due to periodontal disease. The bone loss causes the roots to be exposed. The area where the roots separate is the furcation. A furcation exposed can lead to more serious periodontal problems. The best course of action is diligent home care and keeping your regularly scheduled dental/periodontal appointments.
Avatar m tn Bacteria will start attacking the bone that holds the tooth in and dissolve it. The tooth loosens and is lost. Periodic cleanings can prevent this. Don't wait any longer. I did and lost four teeth to gum disease and bone loss.
Avatar f tn Having a tongue ring for 10 years casued the gum on the back of that tooth to wear away and caused the bone loss, which resulted in my tooth being loose. Once I discovered this, I went to the dentist in 2006 to see what they could do. I was told that all I needed was a deep cleaning- aka scaling. I had this done a few weeks later. And after - my tooth was still loose. I waited about 6 months to go back. At this point I was told I had to have the dental surgery.
Avatar f tn Bone grafting is usually indicated to replace or augment bone in areas of tooth loss which may occur due to trauma, severe caries, or periodontal disease. The most effective graft material is your own natural bone followed by freeze dried human bone and then processed animal bone, and lastly, mineral bone substitute .It is important to discuss the details of this procedure with your dentist and get a firm understanding before the surgical procedure starts. I sincerely hope it helps.
Avatar f tn I would search for any lawsuits against the manufacturer of Fosamax for injury like this resulting on facial bone loss and tooth loss. Seems to be me they should pay for any corrective dental or medical treatment and pay compensation for pain and suffering. I've read negative things about this drug and it's ironic that it is advertised as preventing bone loss, and yet it accelerates it.
Avatar f tn dentist said I have 50% bone loss. Is there anything else I can do to prevent further bone loss?
Avatar n tn well what is bone greft in general....and is there any other alternative JUST as good?
947190 tn?1286991297 I've been treated twice for chronic Hepatitis C. Since the onset of the first treatment, (February, 2004), I have been losing my teeth. They simply "break" apart and fall out of my mouth. There's no pain involved but, I now have only 1 1/2 teeth remaining in my mouth. None of my "Doctors" offer me any advice, help, direction. What is happening to me?????? (It's not just tooth loss either. Every body system is being affected).
Avatar n tn I'm 49 years old and I've had a furcation on a bottom molar for about 2 years. There is some bone loss but I've been keeping it clean with a special pointed toothbrush a few times a day. My dentist hasn't said much about it other than to just keep it as clean as possible, which I do. My question is, If I don't have any other treatment on it and if I keep up with my home care as I have, how long can I reasonably expect to keep the tooth?
Avatar n tn Today I went to the endodontist for the root canal, and he looked at the X-rays and said the tooth is hopeless. He said he could tell this from bone loss above the gum line evident on the X-ray. (The tooth is #13.) So he referred me to an oral surgeon. However, the two dentists I saw this week both said you can't really know if the tooth is hopeless without drilling inside it and visually inspecting where the crack ends. Now I don't know what to do: 1.
Avatar m tn Yes, its possible. Sometimes you get some minor pocketing but the disease is stabls, although a 4 pocket can tend be more problematic cause of its deepness so 3 or less is ideal.
Avatar n tn The periodontist noticed some bone loss, and did an Osteoplasty on the tooth to fill in some bone. A year after the Osteoplasy, I noticed a bubble + pain + numbness again, went back to the Periodontist, he said it might just be some food particle getting into my gum pocket, and suggested that I do a few sessions of root planning. Did that. Six months later (last week), I went to another Periodontist to get a second opinion.
Avatar n tn Following the extraction, I had a great loss of bone (I can provide x-rays) and discomfort that never went away. The adjacent premolar was also missing. In Nov 2005, a dental implant was put into place but oddly the oral surgeon chose to put it angled from the molar. The discomfort I had before increased with the implant so that I thought of removing the implant.