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Bone loss

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Posted by: gibs9036  (8 years ago)
Hello!

When I was a teenager, I did not take good care of my teeth. I never flossed; no mouthwash rinses. I only brushed my teeth in the morning and before going to bed at night. As a result, I now have cavities and plaque build up. When I went to the dentist to have my cavities filled, he said I have some bone loss in the lower right side of my jaw.

After a few days, I went to a periodontist. I asked her about my bone loss. She looked at my x-ray and said there was no bone loss. She also checked for pockets and did not find any. I am confused now. Should I go to another regular dentist or to s periodontist? I have been brushing and flossing regularly since I learned about my cavities. I wanted to make sure that there was really no bone loss in that area. Any ideas would be much appreciated.
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Posted by: mdhola  (8 years ago)
Dear,
In your case, i would go with Periodontist's advise for bone loss. He is more experienced and spend extra years than general dentist. Just make sure to maintain good and proper oral hygiene habits and also visit your dentist regularly for regular cleaning. This will surely help you to prevent plaque induced bone loss.
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Dentist
Hello!

When I was a teenager, I did not take good care of my teeth. I never flossed; no mouthwash rinses. I only brushed my teeth in the morning and before going to bed at night. As a result, I now have cavities and plaque build up. When I went to the dentist to have my cavities filled, he said I have some bone loss in the lower right side of my jaw.

After a few days, I went to a periodontist. I asked her about my bone loss. She looked at my x-ray and said there was no bone loss. She also checked for pockets and did not find any. I am confused now. Should I go to another regular dentist or to s periodontist? I have been brushing and flossing regularly since I learned about my cavities. I wanted to make sure that there was really no bone loss in that area. Any ideas would be much appreciated.


I would alternate cleanings between the periodontist and general dentist for a while, and make sure the periodontist communicates her findings to your general dentist.
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