How Your Teeth Feel the Effects of Bone Loss in Your Jaw
Posted on 8/15/2019 by Office
The teeth in your mouth are not just in your gums, they're also connected to the jawbone in your head. When the jawbone breaks down over time, this can cause many problems for the gums and teeth in the mouth.
It is especially true when gum disease is the cause of this bone loss. This bone loss is something that has to be addressed sooner, rather than later to keep the integrity of your teeth.
What Happens with Bone Loss in the Mouth
Your teeth can become loose, so severely loose that it causes them to fall out. The bone is what holds these teeth in place, so this is something that does not happen. Bone loss is also something that cannot be reversed, so once this happens, you have to help it stop happening through regular dental exams and checkups, but also through better oral hygiene habits overall.
Feeling good about your mouth is a great thing, but if you're dealing with bone loss and loose teeth, then it is something that has to be addressed. Losing teeth means that soon you will have to consider replacing them with dentures or implants. In some instances, there may not be enough bone available for implants, in which case, we may suggest a bone graft.
Your oral health is important. Make sure that bone loss is not something you're suffering from when you find loose teeth and inflamed gums in your mouth.
Speak with us here if you're worried about gum disease, bone loss or tooth loss. Our dentists can take a look to come up with the best oral treatment plan to help you keep your smile intact. We can also provide a comprehensive cleaning to see if gum disease is the issue you're experiencing. Call today to learn more!
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