At some point we all lose some bone density, which increases the risk of breaking bones during accidents or event every day activities. While it’s normal for this to begin after our early thirties (before which we enjoy peak bone density), men and women alike can run the risk of osteoporosis. (Bonnick 63)
Osteoporosis is a dramatic reduction in bone density, and can lead to fractures and injuries. In some cases, such as various hip injuries, bone fractures can cause support issues for organs and can be fatal. (Bonnick 63)
Jaw bone deterioration is not always due to osteoporosis, but rather losing teeth and wearing dentures as discussed in an earlier post. However, even jaw bone loss due to missing teeth can occur alongside osteoporosis, and some treatments for osteoporosis can make treating jaw issues more difficult. (Bonnick 64-65) Being aware of this prior to treatment can ensure more effective resolution to health concerns all around.
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