I’ve lost 30-40% of my supporting bone, do I really need my teeth removing?

sir,i went for a second opinion today because my current dentist i felt was not helping me with on going dental problems…today i was told that the remaining teeth of my own will have to be removed because my jaw bone is being eaten away and i have lost 30 / 40% of the bone holding my teeth hence why they wobble..shocked as i am,is this relly necessary?more if i dont he said it will only get worse if i do not address it now…please help…
Hi, thanks for your question. If you have only lost 30-40% of the fine support around your teeth then I would expect that your teeth and gums can be treated and many teeth could be saved. Obviously I do not have the benefit of seeing you or your X-rays but I would seek a third opinion or even request a referral to a gum specialist. He’s definitely correct on the final not, If it is left untreated it certainly will case more bone loss.
Dr Ian Dunn

Dr Ian Dunn

PurelyPerio Clinic 334, PO Box 334, Wilmslow, Cheshire, SK9 0AG Web: www.purelyperio.co.uk Tel: 01625 419700

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