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Bone Density Test

A bone density test is done to assess the density of the bone. It shows whether the bone is having low density or high density, or osteoporosis. When you have a low bone density, then there is a greater chance of having a break in the bone. It is usually done in women of more than 65 years of age and men of 70 years of age. It is also done in patients having consistent back pain due to a break in the spine and their X-ray of the spine showing a bone loss in the spine.

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Which implant is better for my 50-year-old wife with a bone density of D3? Immediate loading or delayed implant?

Query: Hi doctor, My wife is nearing 50, and she needs a dental implant. Should I go for an immediate loading implant or delayed implant, with or without bone grafting? Her bone density is D3. I have attached the test reports. Thank you.  Read Full »

Dr. Ummah Mohammad

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I saw the attachments and reports. The reports are all good. There is not much bone loss, and density D3 is normal for posterior mandibular teeth. I concluded that the teeth had not been extracted long back from the case study. I suggest you go for bone grafting, a...  Read Full »

I have been taking corticosteroids for autoimmune polymyositis, and I am wondering if it is causing osteoporosis. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor,I am a 43-year-old male. I had been diagnosed with autoimmune polymyositis four years ago. I was previously a sportsman for most of my life with a reasonably healthy diet. I have been on Prednisolone and Azathioprine for four years, on Methotrexate for four years, and Folic acid. I just...  Read Full »

Dr. Anshul Varshney

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Corticosteroid can cause osteoporosis in a very short interval and four years is a long time. It would be difficult for you to withdraw from corticosteroids as you have been on them for four years. So what can be done is to add up a good quantity of calcium and vit...  Read Full »

I have had bone loss and underwent a bone density test. Should I go for tablets or injections?

Query: Hello doctor, I had done a bone density test, and my bone loss is worse this year than last. My doctor suggested me to take an injection or a pill for it. I took the tablet Fosamax last time and had a bone ache. I am also taking tablet Lipitor and a baby pill once a day. What is the best way to trea...  Read Full »

Dr. Kaushal Bhavsar

Answer: Hello,Welcome to can understand your concern. I would suggest you to take calcium pills daily and a vitamin D3 loading dose once a week or an injection once a week with a daily dose of vitamin D3.Can you please send me reports of calcium, vitamin D3, and bone density tests? Please repl...  Read Full »

My 74-year-old mother lost most of her teeth and is reluctant to use dentures. What options do we have? Kindly suggest.

Query: Hello doctor, My mother, aged 74, has lost most of her teeth due to negligence. A few years back, when her teeth condition was better, we got her dentures for some missing teeth. However, the denture wires kept poking her gums despite re-adjustments. So, now, she is reluctant to get dentures. I am ...  Read Full »

Dr. Bharat Joshi

Answer: Hello, Welcome to At this age, implants are not successful, but the studies state that implants can be given at any age, even at 74. Considering the age, fixed partial dentures or implant-supported dentures could be best since a removable partial denture is not successful due to excessi...  Read Full »

What type of collagen is best for improving the bone density?

Query: Hello doctor, I am suffering from osteopenia. And I was on bisphosphonates for five years without any improvement. So, I switched to Prolia but did not get good results again. Then I added ayurveda medicines along with Prolia, and my spine BMD spine went up by 8% and became normal. After one year...  Read Full »

Dr. Atul Prakash

Answer: Hello,Welcome to is your current T-score (number of standard deviations in bone density measurement) for hip, spine, and wrist? The collagens that are found in bones are both type I and type III. So, assuming that the collagen that you take gets deposited in the bones without changi...  Read Full »

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