Osteoporosis And Oral Health

Your Time Dental Urgent CareIf you are a woman, you have probably heard about the high rate of osteoporosis in the country, and the state of Florida is no exception.

Did you know that many studies have suggested a connection between osteoporosis and oral health? 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 conditions may indicate the presence of osteoporosis:

  • DetachedGumCAP
  • Ill-fitting dentures
  • Jaw bone recession and erosion
  • Difficulty with normal mouth function such as eating or speaking

Women over 50 with a family history have the greatest risk of developing the disease, but it is not unheard of in men.

Dr. Kernagis can establish the presence of jawbone deterioration with x-rays and other diagnostic tools. If we suspect the possibility of osteoporosis, we can refer you to a local medical professional.

Dr. Kernagis is trained in the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of the oral health problems connected to osteoporosis. Schedule a consultation by calling 813-519-0128.

 

Contact Your Time Dental Urgent Care:

Locations: (Tap to open in Google Maps):

13145 Kings Lake Drive Ste 105B
Gibsonton, Florida v33534

South Shore Phone: 813-519-0128

5486 Lithia Pinecrest Rd, Ste B,
Lithia, FL 33547
Fish Hawk Phone: 813-710-9789

 

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