Tooth loss by age

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Avatar m tn I've had braces at around age 27 when the surgeon had advised me that it may cause tooth loss at a later age. I am now 57 and it's been almost 30 years since I've last visited the dentist, since I had a general fear of the pain when going to the dentist. I now have purple gums and my tooth are loose and shaky at time to time. I suspect it may be from gum disease with a combination of the side effect for my late braces. I am a drinker and a smoker.
Avatar f tn Does anyone know the percent of bone loss a tooth has to have before it is no longer able to be saved? Thank you.
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).
762162 tn?1234331805 People can easily adjust to losing a second molar and function just fine (80% of your chewing is first molar and forward). At your age I would not expect huge amounts of bone loss in the next 4-5 years, so if finances better fit you down the road... an implant would not be out of the picture at a later time. I have had many patients finish treatment with just first molars and been quite happy.
Avatar m tn Approximately 4-24% of traumatized teeth develop varying degrees of pulpal obliteration that is characterized by the apparent loss of the pulp space radiographically and a yellow discoloration of the clinical crown.
Avatar n tn Gum disease leads to bone loss around each tooth which causes your teeth to loosen and fall out if not controlled.
Avatar m tn Tooth mobility may be caused by acute periodotal infection. Once the infection subsides, mobility will be reduced.
Avatar f tn Does she have any other health condition, besides her age, that would prevent her from getting that tooth removed? In my opinion you should take that poor thing to another vet. See what they think of this whole situation. Sounds like you are desperate to find a solution to your cat's problem. I am so sorry you both are going through this. I will keep you in my thoughts and wish for a happy ending. Take good care of her.
Avatar n tn A well placed implant will prevent all by the slightest of bone loss, and this loss is only perceptable when comparing before and after xrays. You will never notice any difference, I would not worry about it.
Avatar m tn No nonsense opinions on risks and (financial rewards) of avoiding implant or bridge....just get by (age 64) with gap in back upper teeth. Need cheerleaders or bottom line risks asociated with "gumming it'!!
Avatar n tn At age 13, most likely the back tooth you're talking about is an adult tooth. Most, if not all, of the baby teeth are gone by age 12. You're going to need to see a dentist and find out if the tooth is save-able. If it isn't, they may need to remove it. If it is, then they'll probably need to do a root canal and a crown in the future.
Avatar f tn Food gets trapped between the gums and teeth causing the gums to pull away from the tooth and it turns to plaque which can only be removed by your dentist. If left untreated it can also lead to tooth loss due to bone loss. I hope this helps and wish you all the best. It's tough when you need dental care and can't afford it. Good luck.
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 f tn You do have gingivitis. You need to go to your dentist for a good cleaning to start with. Then pay careful attention to how thoroughly you actually brush this area. You may gain some gum tissue back, if not, a skin graft can be done to secure the tooth with the recessed gum. You're fortunate that you've caught this on only one tooth, but this is another good reason to see your dentist. You may not be able to see the beginning pockets of gingivitis, but your dentist can.
Avatar m tn WTF? I was told by the staff at my clinic methadone does not cause weight gain. They repeated that line like a mantra as the weight piled on. My question is how low will my dose have to be before I lose some weight. I no longer believe a word the clinic says. I'm fat as a spring hog. I have always been slender no matter what I ate. Should I consider suboxone? Heartfelt thanks to each and everyone.
Avatar f tn Took my mother to the dentist finally since she had refused to go for several years and since shes been having problems with loose tooth and was a problem that needed to be addressed prior to spinal surgery. Dentist diagnosed her with severe gum disease that was causing bone loss and said most of the tooth has to be extracted eventually or they'll fall out. Cause may be cause of smoking (which she quit) or braces that she had at a late age.
Avatar m tn Once that happens, the tooth is usually not salvageable because it is now very brittle to begin with. A fractured tooth leaves a breeding ground for bacteria and eventual bone loss which can affect the neighboring teeth. If you do need it removed, I highly recommend an implant to replace it. The procedure is no worse than a root canal. It just takes alot longer to get to the finished product because of healing time. My DH has 7 molar implants and loves them.
Avatar n tn It sounds like it was a baby tooth that had the root resorbed by the adult tooth underneath. It was probably going to come out at some point in time in the future anyways because the front top teeth usually come out around his age (6-7 yrs of age on average). It may not be a bad idea to get it checked out though just to make sure as I'm not able to see it, etc.
Avatar n tn ok the main thing is i'm usually 160-165 lbs for age 21 5'11", and i'm now 135 lbs and this was over a period of 3 months and i'm trying to gain weight again. Also I have yellow diarrhea alot, thats the most frightening thing after 3 or 4 days,could it be Giardia. I get chills frequently and my lower left side of my abdomen cramps alot i also have alot of coughing going on, but mucas looks fine.
Avatar m tn trust me i speak from experience. I have a lot of bone loss in my front lower, and have already lost one tooth. I am currently pregnant but after I have the baby my dentist wants to take all my teeth and give me full dentures. I'm 28.
Avatar n tn My wisdom tooth is the one in front of the white patch. My wisdom tooth is pulled to the front from my braces after losing a tooth from a previous accident. Thank you for your help. Btw I just went to the dentist for a clean literally two days ago and dentist said my teeth are fine. Swollen gums started today. http://tinypic.
Avatar n tn t worry about her missing baby teeth as it would have normally have fallen out at age 6-7 and replaced by an adult tooth. There isn't any correction unless it is a cosmetic problem. My concern is that you want to make sure there's an adult tooth underneath and that the baby tooth isn't stuck or blocked. Seeing a dentist and having an x-ray taken would be a good idea. The spacing isn't a bad thing.
Avatar f tn i heard that propranolol causes memory loss. if so how wil i cope with creeping old age.
1216952 tn?1283675247 My orthrodontist is going non-traditional and will be removing only one tooth, the lower tooth #24 as part of my treatment. I was sent for a consultation for the removal of the tooth and an estimate of what is going to be done was sent to my dental benefits insurance company. The estimate noted: Extract Erupt Tooth/Exposed root, Splinting - Extracoronal, Bone Graft and Resorbable Barrier. My insurance company will not pay for the Splinting - Extracoronal, Bone Graft and Resorbable Barrier.