What Can Cause Bone Loss In The Mouth And Jaw?

The process of bone resorption or bone loss can put your teeth at risk and cause pain. Knowing what causes this problem can help you prevent it.

Key takeaways:

  • Losing natural teeth and not replacing them is one of the main causes of bone loss. 
  • Untreated gum disease can cause infection in the bones that support your teeth.
  • Jaw injuries can cause bone loss years after the incident.

If any of these situations apply to you, book a consultation with your dentist.

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Matthew Houlton BDS(Sheffield) MFGDP(UK)

I’m Matthew Houlton, principal dentist and practice owner of Manor House Dental Practice.

Qualified from Sheffield dental hospital in 1993.

Post graduate training with Paul Tipton (Specialist Prosthodontist) from 2005-2007.

Diploma for Membership of the Faculty of General Dental Practice (UK) 2007.

Special interest in Orthodontics.

Yorkshire Deanary Fixed Appliance Training Scheme 2002-2004.

I have worked at York Hospital’s orthodontic department one session a week since 2009.

Member of the British Society of Occlusal Studies (the study of temporomandibular disorder).

I have two children, who keep me busy when I am not at the practice. I take a keen interest in and teach Aikido, a martial art, to keep a healthy mind and body.