There is a connection that links osteoporosis and oral health. If you are a woman, you have probably heard about the high rate of osteoporosis in America and the state of Oregon is no exception. Osteoporosis can often progress without any outward symptoms. However, there may be clues in a person’s mouth that indicate compromised bones in the rest of the body.
The following dental and periodontal issues could indicate the presence of osteoporosis:
- Gum detachment
- Ill-fitting dentures
- Jaw bone recession and erosion
- Difficulty with ordinary mouth function such as eating or speaking
There are many Portland dental professionals that can determine the presence of bone deterioration with x-rays and other diagnostic tools. If we suspect the possibility of osteoporosis, we can refer you to a local medical professional, whether you live in Gresham, Oregon City or Gladstone.
The experienced dentists at Brookside Dental are trained in the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of the oral health problems sometimes associated with osteoporosis. Schedule a consultation in Clackamas by calling 503-905-3380 to discuss your dental concerns.
We can also tell you about the cosmetic dental services we provide. Aesthetic dentistry continues to improve smiles for our patients in the Portland area.
If you suspect you may be suffering from osteoporosis, please see your physician right away.