Osteoporosis, the bone-thinning disease that makes bones more vulnerable to fracturing, raises concerns about fractures of the hips, wrists, and spine; however, it should also be noted that osteoporosis can lead to tooth loss. The jaw bone that supports and anchors the teeth (the alveolar process) is vulnerable to the bone-thinning effects of osteoporosis, and there is a good deal of research showing that the loss of alveolar bone is linked to an increase in loose teeth (tooth mobility) and tooth loss. Women suffering from osteoporosis are three times more likely to experience tooth loss than those who do not have the disease. Older women may be more likely to have osteoporosis, but men should also be vigilant.
Osteoporosis disease has some significant symptoms which show how harmful this can be for men and women. We urge a routine of periodic professional exams that will help ensure the health and longevity of your teeth. Fillings, extractions, sealants, root canals, cosmetic dentistry, partial or full dentures, crowns and bridges are just some of the services we offer at DISTINCTIVE SMILES OF DUBLIN. For exceptional dental care, call 614.792.1800 to schedule an appointment. We’re located at 5142 Blazer Parkway, Dublin, where we want to provide your entire family with the best oral health care possible. Creating Healthy Beautiful Smiles.
P.S. Patients with osteoporosis may experience difficulty with loose or ill-fitting dentures as their jaw bones shrink.