Thin Jaw Bone I had my #17 wisdom tooth extracted. It was impacted.
The oral surgeon showed me in pre and post procedure x-rays that the jaw bone where the tooh was removed from is only 5 milimeters thick and has a gap the size of the tooth, and there is a chance of breaking. I'm 40 years old. At my age will the jaw bone rejuvanate and fill the open gap area? I lead a rather physical life style (karate). ... Visitor from IL
The jawbone should heal in 3 - 4 months.
There are two walls of bone that are very dense. However, if you are hit in the jaw there is always the possiblilty of fracture.
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