Bone Loss

How to Avoid Tooth Loss and Bone Loss

Your teeth, gums, and jaw bone are essential for many reasons. Without them, it would be impossible to live a normal life. You would have a difficult time eating, drinking, and even speaking. It is very important to prevent tooth and dental bone loss whenever possible.

We recommend that you maintain regular dental cleanings and exams to avoid any tooth loss and bone loss. At SLO Smiles we provide a screening for periodontal disease at each visit, and monitor and treat existing conditions to help prevent the progression of any bone loss as well as tooth loss.

Our dentists take the time to consider your past and present oral history to determine the best possible means of helping you avoid any tooth loss and dental bone loss.

Tooth loss and dental bone loss can be caused by a number of different factors:
  • Periodontal disease (also known as gum disease)
  • Medical conditions
  • Injuries suffered
  • Birth defects
  • Tooth decay
  • Removal of teeth

There are methods of treatment available to children and adults so they do not suffer the dietary, social, and emotional consequences of losing their adult teeth and dental bone loss.

Tooth Loss and Dental Bone Loss Can Affect Your Whole Life
Possible consequences of tooth loss and dental bone loss include:
  • Difficulty with speech and eating
  • Misalignment of the teeth
  • Changing facial appearance
  • Additional loss of teeth and jaw bone

Today’s advanced dental technologies make it possible for Dr. Mark Leopold, Dr. Nicholas Murphy, Dr. Craig Main, and Dr. Ian Leopold to help many people who thought they had no choice but to accept missing teeth and dental bone loss.

If you have experienced bone or tooth loss or want to avoid these conditions, please contact us today to discuss your treatment options available. We look forward to providing you with the personal care you deserve.

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