Gum Bone Loss


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Hi all,

I need some advice on this. So I am 39 and have a lot of gum bone loss to the point that I have a front part denture for two teeth (1 incisor, 1 canine), now the other incisor has started to loosen abit so my question is should I wait a little longer and hope I can go an get bone grafting done and ultimately save that tooth, any advice would be of much appreciation as I feel very self conscious about this right now.

Thanks, Francie
 
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It's impossible to know your condition without full mouth x-rays and gum attachment probing depths. Bone graft only helps with vertical bone defects and acts as scaffold for implants. Bone graft does not help with horizontal bone loss. Are you in a location where there is a periodontist (gum specialist)? If so, you may have options depending on severity of your condition.
 
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It's impossible to know your condition without full mouth x-rays and gum attachment probing depths. Bone graft only helps with vertical bone defects and acts as scaffold for implants. Bone graft does not help with horizontal bone loss. Are you in a location where there is a periodontist (gum specialist)? If so, you may have options depending on severity of your condition.

Hi

Many thanks for the reply. I was actually thinking of that myself about an x-ray that would make alot of sense, it’s been a few years since I last had one so I should have another to see what’s going on, if I can get bone grafting done soon at my upper front (where my main problem is) thus saving my other incisor well and good I just don’t want to go ahead and have it extracted if there are is a chance it can be saved, in the meantime am going to take extra care daily by keeping my mouth super clean in preventing infection. I live quite close to Dublin so they would be many there am sure.
 

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