Periodontal Disease and OsteoporosisHere at Snohomish Family Dentistry, we are proud to treat patients with periodontal disease.

There is a link between periodontal disease and osteoporosis that many people may not know about. Keep reading to learn more.

Periodontal disease first appears in the form of gingivitis. If left untreated, it can develop into a much more serious form of the disease. At that time, gum tissue will start to lose its normal tight attachment to the tooth and cause pockets to form.

Osteoporosis happens when there is an imbalance between new bone formation and old bone resorption. Osteoporosis also affects bone turnover, which is why these two go hand in hand.

Although people may not realize the correlation, a happy mouth is a happy body. In both periodontal disease and osteoporosis, patients can experience bone loss. Too much bone loss can be a huge problem for people’s health.

If you suffer from periodontal disease and have questions about the correlation between periodontal disease and osteoporosis, please contact us at (360) 568-5411.