Posts Tagged ‘bone loss’

Is bone graft painful and is it safe?

Wednesday, October 28th, 2009
Q.
I’ve always had lovely teeth & visited the dentist regularly.About a year ago I noticed that every time I brushed, my gums would bleed.My dentist suggested various gels for gum disease,but now my top front tooth is slightly twisted and I still bleed.After having some x-rays Ive been told I have lost bone tissue and the next tooth may also come loose.I asked about implants. It has been explained to me that because there is a loss of bone an implant would not be possible at the moment.A bone graft/implant has been suggested.Can you give me some information on this.Where is the bone taken from? Is it done under general anisthetic? I am extreemly worried. I want my teeth to look good and I dont like pain.


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Dr Kailesh Solanki

Kissdental – UK Practice of the Year 2007
157 Woodsend Road, Flixton, Manchester, M41 8GN.
2 New Street, Altrincham, Cheshire, WA14 2QS.
13 Stanley Street, Manchester, M8 8SH.
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Can bone loss cause loosing a teeth?

Tuesday, October 27th, 2009
Q.
Recently i can wiggle my front teeth slightly.spent years wearing braces and had jaw realignment. now told i have bone loss and im only 35 can this be rectified and if so how as i do not want to loose any teeth


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Dr Julian Caplan – Director on the board of the BACD

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How long the splint may last?

Tuesday, October 20th, 2009
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I had a splint put on my teeth about a month ago i have bone missing and my tooth was loose. how long will the splint last?


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Dr Kailesh Solanki

Kissdental – UK Practice of the Year 2007
157 Woodsend Road, Flixton, Manchester, M41 8GN.
2 New Street, Altrincham, Cheshire, WA14 2QS.
13 Stanley Street, Manchester, M8 8SH.
Web: www.kissdental.co.uk Tel: 0161 748 5250

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I worried that my synthetic collagen are leaking please advice

Saturday, October 17th, 2009
Q.
Dear Dr I had a sinus lift today on the right, when the surgeon opened the gum he found out a bigger loss of bone than he expected and after he did the sinus lift he filled the gap around the tooth with synthetic collagen which he explained has 50% success rate to stick to the bone. When I came home I was all right for the first 10 hours and then I started feeling the collagen leaking in my mouth. It’s not a lot, but it has been dropping in my mouth for the past 2 hours so I wonder what has happened. Is it possible that a stitch got undone. I ate much earlier – around 7 hours after the op. I did rinse with a mouthwash as I had a lot of blood in my mouth, and I think after the rinsing I started feeling the collagen in my mouth. Have I messed it all up now? I can’t see my surgeon till Sat, he is off tomorrow, and I’m so worried I can’t go to sleep. I will be grateful for your advice. With thanks,


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Dr Andrew Moore

Advance Dental Clinic
104 Moulsham Street, Chelmsford, Essex, CM2 0JG
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I need a stable lip support to enable me to play brass band pls advice

Saturday, October 17th, 2009
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I used to be a private patient but can no longer afford this due to life changes. I am not registered as an NHS patient, have not seen a dentist in many years and dont know what to do about accessing treatment and advice. I had most of my upper teeth removed a few years ago after I suffered tooth loss through failing crowns and bridgework. My teeth were replaced by a partial but almost complete deture I have two teeth remaining in my upper jaw one is a crown on one of my front teeth and one is a molar that is colapsing and will need extraction. I am reasonably sure I am suffering bone loss from the upper jaw as the denture now sits below the level of the crown. The denture is and has always been a poor fit and I reline this on a regular basis to stop it falling out all the time. Since having the denture fitted I have become very introverted and dont socialise much. My speach is not as clear as it was and this is affecing me in work. I think this is because I use my top lip to hold the denture in place as I am very embarrassed when it drops. I used to play a brass instrument but a combination of wearing the denture and other medical conditions stopped me doing this. Brass band playing was one of the most uplifting experiences I had to look forward to and without it I often feel dipressed. I have tryed to play but find my denture is too unstable to allow me to play with any degree of satisfaction. I had heart by pass surgery last year and dont know if my heart condition would preclude any sort of treatment. I was wondering if there was any way of providing stable lip support needed to enable me to play. I think this would help my mental and physical welbeing if I could get back into this. I hope you can give me some advice.


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Dr Kailesh Solanki

Kissdental – UK Practice of the Year 2007
157 Woodsend Road, Flixton, Manchester, M41 8GN.
2 New Street, Altrincham, Cheshire, WA14 2QS.
13 Stanley Street, Manchester, M8 8SH.
Web: www.kissdental.co.uk Tel: 0161 748 5250

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What is the success rate for implants on people with gum disease?

Monday, October 12th, 2009
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Dear DOCTOR I suffer with periodontal disease which is controlled and my teeth are not loose. Recently I have had a sharp pain on chewing under a molar that is crowned. Following an x-ray I have been told that there is chronic infection low down irritating the nerve and that the tooth will have to come out. I am an NHS patient but am prepared to pay privately to have an implant which the NHS dentist would do. I am told there is no rush to decide providing the pain is only occasional . Does this mean it will not make me ill if I take my time . Also what is the success rate for implants on people with gum disease and would the infection need to be treated before commencing or is chronic infection something that does not go away.Thankyou


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Dr Justin Glaister

Umbrella
11 Harley Street, London, W1G 9PF
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I have 19 teeth left and all are problematic what do i do?

Wednesday, September 16th, 2009
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I have 19 teeth left in my mouth!! They are all giving me a lot of problems, and I wake up crying due to the teeth pain!! I do not want to spend 800.00-1000.00 on each tooth. I want them all pulled and I want full dentures. How do I go about doing this?? What steps do I have to take?? Please help me!!!!


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Dr Rob Tennet

St Johns Dental Practice
18 Bennett’s Hill, Birmingham, B2 5QJ
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My front teeth are crumbling due to usage of steroids what can i do?

Wednesday, September 16th, 2009
Q.
2front teeth slowly crumbling due to long term use of steroids&sweet tooth!15yrs since laast saw dentist.so frightened&money shortage,have to only eat soft food now


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Dr Rob Tennet

St Johns Dental Practice
18 Bennett’s Hill, Birmingham, B2 5QJ
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My tooth implant has a bone infection what treatment can i get?

Wednesday, September 16th, 2009
Q.
I have a loose implant which on X ray today shows I have a bone infection, is there anyway this can be treated other than removing the implant. Would it really need to be removed for 3 months, mortified


dr andrew moore

Dr Andrew Moore

Advance Dental Clinic
104 Moulsham Street, Chelmsford, Essex, CM2 0JG
Web: www.advancedentalclinic.com Tel: 08443 87 87 88

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My wife has implants but due to gum recession discontinued plz advice?

Tuesday, September 15th, 2009
Q.
My wife is currently undergoing implant treatment to replace her upper 4 front teeth. This started out because one of her root fillings cracked and our regular dentist felt that he couldn’t coninue to reset the crown indefinately. On the recomendation of our dentist she saw a local cosmetic dentist who recommended replacing all 4 crowns with 2 implants and a bridge, despite reservations about the amount of expected gum/bone resession which the dentist assured us should not, in his opinion be excessive. As the gum resessed more than he expected, my wife undertook cow-bone relacement therapy prior to the implants being placed. At this stage she was also shown a wax-up of the proposed crown&bridge work which she rejected as they did not resemble her original crowns, or the temporary denture (which is an acceptable appearance) she had been given, as the ‘teeth’ were visibly & significantly smaller. At her last appointment she was presented with what to all intents and puposes should be the ‘Finished Article’. However, not only are the ‘teeth’ significantly longer than those of her denture with very little gumline, there is also a significant backward incline which would give the appearance of her having ‘buck-teeth’. On top of this there is a significant gap between the proposed bridge and her gum which results in a significant lisp when she talks. As she is a praticing Occupational Therapist who spends most of her time talking to clients and other profesionals this is unacceptable. Should we be insisisting on having the work redone to a standard we are happy with or do we just have to accept or reject it as beeng the best on offer. my wife feels particularly pressured as the dentist is wanting to permanently place the offered implants at her next appointment which is in two weeks time. Your advice on this would be much appreciated.


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Dr Andrew Moore

Advance Dental Clinic
104 Moulsham Street, Chelmsford, Essex, CM2 0JG
Web: www.advancedentalclinic.com Tel: 08443 87 87 88

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