Did you know that numerous 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 factors may indicate the presence of osteoporosis:
- Ill-fitting dentures
- Jaw bone recession and erosion
- Problems with normal mouth function such as eating or speaking
Women over 50 with a family history have the greatest risk of developing the bone condition, but it is not unheard of in men.
doctor Harris can identify 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.
doctor Harris is trained in the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of oral health problems connected to osteoporosis. Schedule a consultation by calling 801-901-8851.