Tooth loss due to bone loss

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Avatar f tn I lost 2 teeth over 10 years ago and have heard when teeth are missing the jaw will start to lose bone,does the whole of the upper and lower jaw start to lose bone or just the area were the teeth are missing?
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.
Avatar f tn If there is significant bone resorption due to periodontal disease and primary closure of extraction site is not achievable, bone graft to preserve alveolar ridge may not be appropriate. Mutual rapport between you and your treating dentist is extremely important. If you do'nt understand your dentist 's explanation, keep on inquing until you are fully aware of everythong. Please keep in mind many treatment problems arise from poor communications between patient and health care providers.
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 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 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.
Avatar n tn If your teeth are starting to twist, it usually indicates sufficient bone loss to allow them to do so. Make sure your veneered teeth are healthy enough to butt up against your implants. An implant process is still a long one before the final results are seen. Do make plans to have something to fill in the spaces while they heal. Cheapest, I believe, is a "flipper". My understanding is that they are difficult to eat with them in place.
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 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 n tn t know your age or the reason you got implants, but many receive them due to periodontal disease with resulting bone loss. Bone grafts alone would not be enough to keep healthy gums far enough down to cover many implants so the gumline recedes back exposing the threads. Just like it would the root of a natural tooth. That said, there are ways to correct it. You can have a gum transplant graft. It is a surgical procedure, but those that have had it say it's not too bad.
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 n tn Just read from someone that had LANAP or Periolase treatment, which supposedly treats deep-pockets by cleaning out bacteria, dead tissue, and roots and allowing bone growth and gums to reattach to the tooth. Anyone have this procedure done? website given on post:
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.
603946 tn?1333941839 With the loss of teeth, there may be some slight collapse of your cheek in that are if you were to lose all your molars in that area. Also, with the loss of teeth, the bone of the jaw will start to degenerate and your jawline will thin. Implants are definitely a great way to replace missing teeth but as you said, expensive. Hope that helps.
1216952 tn?1283675247 Only your dentist would know the best type to use to fit your individual situation as it can depend on how much bone loss has already occurred. Your questions would be best asked of the surgeon performing your procedure. He will choose what is best in your situation.
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 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.
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 m tn Sorry to hear about your mom. Yes, its possible that there's a fracture that can't be seen on an x-ray. Unfortunately x-rays are a two dimensional picture of a three dimensional object and things can be hidden due to the overlap, especially a crack since it can run the wrong way and won't show up. I would have been suspicious of a possible crack due to the lack of a cavity and the symptom of pain on the tooth.
Avatar m tn Fast forward a couple of years and I have now lost the front four teeth due to bone loss from that former infection. If you don't take care of it properly the first time, you can really suffer consequences later. Please see a dentist.
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 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 f tn How loose is that particular tooth you have in the picture? It looks like there's alot of bone loss around that tooth which would hint to me that its very loose. If it is, I would recommend removing it as well.
Avatar f tn This pocket is created because the bacterial are actually causing you to loose the bone around your teeth. We can measure the amount of bone loss around each tooth by doing Periodontal Pocket Measurements. Once these pockets have formed, it is much more difficult to clean the bacteria and you will need a scaling or deep cleaning of the pockets to get them clean. At this stage, gingivitis (inflammation of the gums) becomes periodontal disease (disease of the bone and supporting structures).
Avatar f tn I took good care of them on and off and noticed on another xray the there is less bone. I think there is 60% bone loss on the canine and lateral incisor and 80% bone loss on the central insicor - this is my guess. When I went to the periodontist, he looked at my xray and said there was no bone loss, but I think this was the wrong xray because you couldn't see my bar on it. I didn't say anything since he checked for pockets and didn't find any.
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.