Treatment Options for Jaw and Gum Resorption
The jawbone and gum tissue play a very important role in dental health - that of holding the teeth in place. They also help to maintain a perfect facial structure, giving you a great appearance. However, since both the jawbone and gums are made of living tissue, they can be broken down and reabsorbed into the body - a process known as resorption. This can cause significant damage to the dental structure, leading to a host of dental problems. Luckily, at Periodontal Associates we offer a wide range of dental solutions that are designed to restore the jaw and gum structure.
What Causes Jaw and Gum Resorption?
The jawbone and the gum tissues, which are living tissues, are regularly broken down and reabsorbed by the body. However, in a healthy body, the tissues quickly regenerate, thus helping to maintain a perfect structure. When this process is interfered with, the resorption occurs at a higher rate than the regeneration process, leading to gum and bone deterioration. The deterioration can be brought about by some factors such as:
Dental Problems Created by Jaw and Gum Resorption
The loss of jawbone and gum tissue can lead to several dental problems including:
Treatment Options for Jaw and Gum Deterioration
There are several treatments that are available, either to prevent or treat jaw and tissue resorption. For the preventative purpose, the following dental solutions can help to preserve the jaw and gum structure by preventing resorption:
If the jaw and bone tissue have been damaged, treatment options to restore the original structure are available. These options include:
At Periodontal Associates we offer a wide range of dental solutions to prevent or treat jaw and gum resorption. Get in touch with us today at (971) 317-8414 for more information on these solutions.