Stop Dental Bone Loss in Midtown Atlanta & Roswell
Dealing with bone loss in the jaw?
Let’s fix the problem ASAP.
Do you have one or more missing teeth? Are you suffering from gum disease or peri-implantitis? Talk to our team today and evaluate your risk of dental bone loss. If bone loss is occuring, it’s important to stop it from progressing and make a plan for rebuilding what was lost.
Schedule an appointment with us today in Midtown Atlanta or Roswell. We’ll take a look at what’s going on and offer a customized recommendation for your specific situation.
What causes bone loss around teeth?
Bone loss is quite common, usually as a result of either missing teeth or advanced periodontitis (or peri-implantitis).
In the first year after losing a tooth, 25% of the surrounding bone is lost and it will continue to wear away over time. Why Normally, your jawbone is strengthened and preserved through the pressure and stimulus of chewing. When that pressure no longer occurs, the bone resorbs into the body.
In the case of periodontitis or peri-implantitis, the bacteria in your mouth will gradually eat away at your underlying jawbone that connects the tooth (or implant) to the bone.
What are the symptoms of bone loss?
New gaps between your teeth
Pain when chewing
Swollen or bleeding gums
Is bone loss in the jaw reversible?
On its own, bone loss cannot be reversed. Left untreated, the bone in your jaw and around your teeth will continue to resorb, leading to more tooth loss, disease, and pain. There is good news! In most cases, dental bone loss can be stopped. And with expert periodontal care, you can actually regenerate bone and reverse bone loss.
How to treat dental bone loss
We offer high-tech treatments for bone loss in the jaw. At our offices, we may recommend a bone loss treatment when:
- Existing teeth or implants are at risk
- Your jaw bone is too unstable to support an implant or other restorative treatment
We’ll review your situation and determine the best treatment option, which may include:
Guided Bone Regeneration — Rebuilds the bone that’s been lost, creating an adequate, strong, and stable foundation to replace a missing tooth. Learn More
Bone Graft — Builds up the foundation around your teeth to maintain their health. Learn More
Bonus: Can you prevent bone loss?
Yes! Here’s how:
- Replace missing teeth as soon as you lose them
- Practice good everyday oral hygiene habits
- Keep up on your routine dental cleanings and exams
- Follow all your dentist-recommended treatment or prevention plans
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