Oral Health & Osteoporosis Part 2
In part one of this blog series, we mentioned some dental health issues which may result due to osteoporosis.
Another concern is periodontitis, which is a chronic condition in which the gums and bones are affected.
The infection of this disease breaks down the bone and connective tissue that holds the teeth in place. As a result of osteoporosis, there may be a greater risk for periodontitis due to reduced bone density and an increased vulnerability to bacteria. However, it is not definitive if periodontitis has a direct connection to osteoporosis.
At Northeast Texas Periodontal Specialists, we take the approach that improving your general bone health will result in increased oral health at the same time. For those who are conceded about their gum health, Dr. Hodges will do a comprehensive exam and diagnosis, recommending the best course of treatment, which could feature a full deep cleaning, using our noninvasive Perioscope, using antibiotic therapy, a number other state-of-the-art techniques. Along with a healthy diet program rich in calcium and vitamin D, regular exercise, and staying away from smoking and excess alcohol consumption. Routine oral care is essential for staying healthy.
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