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What are some ways of reversing bone loss in teeth?

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Root debridement and bone grafts are ways to reverse bone loss in teeth, according to Registered Dental Hygienist magazine. Osseous regeneration is the process of regrowing lost bone, and the success of the procedure depends on the patient's good oral hygiene before and after the surgery.

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Insulin-dependent diabetics may have difficulty reversing bone loss in teeth because these patients have compromised immune systems and difficulty healing wounds, continues Registered Dental Hygienist magazine. Smoking also reduces the success rate of bone regeneration therapy. Defects within the tooth bone are more likely to heal with bone regeneration therapy than defects above the bone crest.

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