There is a tooth connection that links osteoporosis and oral health. If you are a woman, you have probably heard about the high rate of osteoporosis in America. The Garden State is no exception! 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.

Dr. Erik Mendelsohn can determine the presence of bone deterioration with x-rays and other diagnostic tools. If he suspects the possibility of osteoporosis, Dr. Erik can refer you to a local medical professional, whether you live in Egg Harbor Township or one of our neighboring cities.

The following dental and periodontal issues could indicate the presence of osteoporosis:

  • Gum detachment
  • Ill-fitting dentures
  • Jaw bone recession and erosion
  • Difficulty with ordinary mouth function such as eating or speaking

An experienced dentist like Dr. Erik Mendelsohn is trained in the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of the oral health problems sometimes associated with osteoporosis. Schedule a dental exam at Serenity Smile Designs by calling (609) 646-1989 and discuss your dental concerns with Dr. Erik Mendelsohn. While you are here, we can also tell you about the cosmetic dental services we provide! Aesthetic dentistry continues to improve smiles for our friends and neighbors in the Egg Harbor Township area.

If you suspect you may be suffering from osteoporosis, please see your physician right away. While Dr. Erik Mendelsohn can help identify some of the symptoms associated with osteoporosis, you should not rely on your dentist to provide a diagnosis of osteoporosis.