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is there anything i can supplement/eat maximize bone recovery for dental work?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created June 19, 2013 at 6:39 PM

I have just got back from the dentist, i'm having an implant & the dentist pulled what was left of my tooth, he found that my bone on the front part of my tooth has eroded due to long term infection. To my horror it's delayed my treatment by about 8 weeks in which my bone will hopfully heal enough to do a successful implant, i really need this to work so i'm asking fellow paleohackers for any ideas or info on what to eat/do to maximize my bone healing process. Already eat liver & good eggs, my diet is pretty good, is there anything specific that i could do or avoid? any info would be much appreciated!

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on June 20, 2013
at 10:35 PM

I understand, cost can be a big factor! In that case, I agree with others - if you can eat cheese, eat up on that, and go with K2 and D3, bone broth, and the usual healthy diet. :) If that doesn't work great, though, do consider the bone graft. Implants are a big investment, and they need a strong foundation. If the first implant fails due to insufficient or weakened bone, it will just make it that much harder to try again, if it is possible at all, and would lead to higher costs. (Former dental professional here!)

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on June 20, 2013
at 04:55 PM

lol at the "mountains in pakistan"

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on June 20, 2013
at 04:54 PM

Cheers Dashwood, i have homemade beef & chicken broth in my freezer, i don't have it regularly, usually in gravies or if one of my children are under the weather. I think a daily cup of broth with some kraut & d3 is going to be my ritual for the next couple of months!

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on June 20, 2013
at 04:51 PM

Makes sense to me Eric, i have some 5000iu d3 capsules in my cupboard, ive not been taking them for a while, i love dairy & also have some kraut fermenting away, it will be ready in a few days. Thanks man!!

C4deaa6bb01626b4569e8992890381ab

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on June 20, 2013
at 04:25 PM

Thank you Varelse, i want to avoid a bone graft if possible as he says it should grow back itself, the procedure is already costing me £2300 so i want to go down the natural route if possible, haha

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on June 20, 2013
at 02:23 PM

Thanks a lot, very helpful.

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on June 20, 2013
at 01:44 PM

Thanks for your input =o)

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on June 20, 2013
at 03:07 PM

Have you tried supplementing with home made bone broth? After 6 hours in my pressure cooker many of the bones are soft and crumbly so I eat them along with the broth.

C4deaa6bb01626b4569e8992890381ab

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on June 20, 2013
at 04:54 PM

Cheers Dashwood, i have homemade beef & chicken broth in my freezer, i don't have it regularly, usually in gravies or if one of my children are under the weather. I think a daily cup of broth with some kraut & d3 is going to be my ritual for the next couple of months!

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on June 20, 2013
at 02:37 PM

I would do D3 and K2, (Sounds like a pair of mountains in Pakistan, I know)

C4deaa6bb01626b4569e8992890381ab

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on June 20, 2013
at 04:51 PM

Makes sense to me Eric, i have some 5000iu d3 capsules in my cupboard, ive not been taking them for a while, i love dairy & also have some kraut fermenting away, it will be ready in a few days. Thanks man!!

C4deaa6bb01626b4569e8992890381ab

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on June 20, 2013
at 04:55 PM

lol at the "mountains in pakistan"

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on June 20, 2013
at 01:50 PM

Might want to look into the Weston A. Price Foundation for details. WAP was a dentist who noticed extremely low rates of tooth decay among traditional peoples as compared to modernized people from the same tribes and it led to a diet very similar to Paleo. I don't know too much about it, but I believe they focus on cod liver oil and high-vitamin butter oil.

Edit: Found a post from Chris Masterjohn on Vitamin K2 and it's relation to dental health. You could look into the foods in the table at the end: you're probably already getting plenty of grassfed stuff, but you could add in some of the cultured cheeses or fermented veggies (possibly even natto, if you want to make sure you get enough K2, though you should look into what needs to be done to deactivate the phytates and lectins in it). http://www.westonaprice.org/fat-soluble-activators/x-factor-is-vitamin-k2

C4deaa6bb01626b4569e8992890381ab

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on June 20, 2013
at 02:23 PM

Thanks a lot, very helpful.

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61f9349ad28e3c42d1cec58ba4825a7d

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on June 20, 2013
at 02:30 PM

Ask your dentist if they can do a bone graft. It's not appropriate in all cases or situations, but when it can be used it can make a huge difference.

C4deaa6bb01626b4569e8992890381ab

(930)

on June 20, 2013
at 04:25 PM

Thank you Varelse, i want to avoid a bone graft if possible as he says it should grow back itself, the procedure is already costing me £2300 so i want to go down the natural route if possible, haha

61f9349ad28e3c42d1cec58ba4825a7d

(10490)

on June 20, 2013
at 10:35 PM

I understand, cost can be a big factor! In that case, I agree with others - if you can eat cheese, eat up on that, and go with K2 and D3, bone broth, and the usual healthy diet. :) If that doesn't work great, though, do consider the bone graft. Implants are a big investment, and they need a strong foundation. If the first implant fails due to insufficient or weakened bone, it will just make it that much harder to try again, if it is possible at all, and would lead to higher costs. (Former dental professional here!)

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on June 20, 2013
at 01:41 PM

no strong alcohols , no alcohol mouthwash , probably fat/fish heavy and low on fruits.

for the rest no clue your body should fix it.

C4deaa6bb01626b4569e8992890381ab

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on June 20, 2013
at 01:44 PM

Thanks for your input =o)

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