Reasons Why Your Jawbone Might Be Weaker than Before

As the foundation of your smile, the health and integrity of your jawbone structure play important roles in most aspects of your oral health. If it’s compromised due to weakness or a deformity in its structure, then correcting the issue may help improve your oral health, your bite function, your smile’s and face’s appearance, and much more. Today, we examine a few of the more common reasons why your jawbone structure might have grown weaker, and the different solutions we offer to help fortify it again.

Severe periodontal disease eroded it

The loss of your jawbone’s mass and density is closely tied to your oral health in many ways. One of the most significant is its connection to periodontal disease, which progressively erodes your gum tissues and, in severe cases, the jawbone structure underneath them. This erosion makes periodontal disease the leading cause of tooth loss, and as it continues to grow worse, it can cause your jawbone structure to grow significantly weaker. If periodontal disease is the reason why your jawbone has grown weaker, then you could require expert periodontal treatment to manage the disease and stop it from progressing further.

The loss of your teeth roots has weakened it

While periodontal disease can directly erode your jawbone structure, the loss of your teeth roots can lead to a domino effect that has the same end result. Your teeth roots are essential to your jawbone’s health and integrity because they stimulate it when you bite and chew. This stimulation is how your body knows how many teeth your jawbone needs to support so it can send an appropriate number of minerals and nutrients to it. Losing teeth roots means your body will send some of those minerals and nutrients elsewhere, causing your jawbone to gradually lose mass and density.

It has a deformity that affects its integrity

Besides periodontal disease and tooth loss, your jawbone’s strength can also be impacted by a deformity in its structure. If your jawbone is too long or short in one area, uneven, or more, then it can greatly impact your bite’s ability to function properly and your risks of experiencing tooth loss. To correct the issue, we can carefully examine the size, shape, and structure of your jawbone and plan an appropriate surgical correction to improve it.

Learn if you can benefit from jawbone surgery

If your jawbone needs a boost in strength and integrity, then learn how jawbone grafting or surgery can help improve it. To learn more, schedule a consultation by calling Santa Rosa and Rohnert Park Oral Surgery in Santa Rosa, CA, today at 707-545-4625.