Can Bone Loss Cause Jawbone and Tooth Loss? | Palm Beach Dentist

Let’s face it – no one wants to lose anything. It could be your keys, a significant other or some other type of possession. But one thing we hardly think about losing is our gums. Yes, it’s a natural fact of life. We all begin to have some gum recession as we age. But there are other ways your gums may begin to recede. Genetics, trauma, poor dental hygiene are just a few of the reasons we develop gum recession.

Unfortunately, if left untreated, it can cause further issues in our mouths. Not only can you develop a progressive form of gum disease, but you can also lose jawbone and teeth.

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Exceptional Periodontic Treatment. Incredible Results.

The Palm Beach Center for Periodontics and Implant Dentistry, P.A., provides a variety of surgical and non-surgical services. We pride ourselves on the fact that we are very conservative in our treatment recommendations and limit surgery to the areas where it is absolutely necessary.

We cater to patients who are very anxious about dental treatment. Our practice offers Oral and IV Sedation to ensure a comfortable and pleasurable experience.

The conservative approach we take with regards to treating periodontal disease revolves around proven periodontal principles. After completing our initial evaluation and determining the need for treatment, unless otherwise indicated, we begin Initial Therapy. This typically will involve Scaling and Root Planing (deep cleaning). In certain circumstances we will consider the use of adjuncts such as antibiotic therapy.