Causes of Jawbone Loss
When one or more teeth are missing, it can lead to jawbone loss at the site of the gap. This loss of jawbone can develop into additional problems, both with your appearance and your overall health. You may experience pain, problems with your remaining teeth, and altered facial appearance, and eventually even the inability to speak and eat normally.
In that same way that muscles are maintained through exercise, bone tissue is maintained by use. Natural teeth are embedded in the jawbone, and stimulate the jawbone through activities such as chewing and biting. When teeth are missing, the alveolar bone, or the portion of the jawbone that anchors the teeth in the mouth, no longer receives the necessary stimulation, and begins to break down, or resorb. The body no longer uses or “needs” the jawbone, so it deteriorates and goes away.
Potential Consequences of Tooth and Jawbone Loss
- Problems with remaining teeth, including, misalignment, drifting, loosening and loss
- Collapsed facial profile
- Limited lip support
- Skin wrinkling around the mouth
- Distortion of other facial features
- Jaw (temporomandibular joint TMJ) pain, facial pain, and headaches
- Difficulty speaking and communicating
- Inadequate nutrition as a result of the inability to chew properly and painlessly
- Sinus expansion
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- 2019-06-28Although, the doctors and nurses were funny, insightful, and helped calm me nervousness. After one needle, I fell asleep and that was that!Juan A.
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- 2019-06-24This office is great I had tons of anxiety about my wisdom teeth getting removed, but the doctors here are very helpful and knowledgeable.Heather N.
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- 2019-06-27Dr Dawood and his staff of Alli, Mahsa and Mashie were always professional and made me feel I was special. Thank You!!Steve SStephan S.
- 2019-06-18I had an emergency visit and everyone that I dealt with from start to finish was absolutely wonderful. I would absolutely recommend them!Emily W.
- 2019-06-25My experience here was wonderful, I highly recommend this place Dr.Yaghmai, Joey and fab were great. Thank you for the experienceHamdi T.
- 2019-06-21I had the best experience, I was treated really good. Thank you to Dr. Dawood and Mahsa specially, they were amazing.Angie M.
- 2019-07-09He did an excellent job, and there was minimal bleeding and swelling in my recovery.Eric F.
- 2019-06-14The staff was super helpful and extremely knowledgeable they put me at ease before my wisdom teeth removal.Samira S.
- 2019-06-24The entire process of getting my wisdom teeth out was easy, and my recovery has been fast thanks to their treatment methods.Amber S.
- 2019-06-22They went above & beyond to ease my fears & make sure I was comfortable. The next day I didn't even feel like I'd had surgery.Teresa H.
- 2019-06-21I had a great experience getting my wisdom teeth out. Everyone was very nice and caring throughout the process. Dr. Naimi was great.Rachel F.
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- 2019-07-11I would highly recommend to anyone !Stefany A.
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- 2019-06-26Quick easy procedure. Friendly, fast, efficient doctors and nurses.Ben W.
- 2019-07-02This is an absolutely excellent facility. The Doctors combine high skills with great patient care attitudes.Leslie L.
- 2019-06-26My son had a great experience and I totally recommend it to others. Thanks to Doctor Shihabi and his team. 100% recommended.Seng T.
- 2019-06-27Dr. Yaghmai and Fab were wonderful, and they made the process easy. So thankful for such a great experience!Carly Megan S.
- 2019-06-17Alli, Mashi, and Mahsa were very nice and swift with taking my scans and preparing me for my procedure. I would definitely recommend!Niko L.
- 2019-06-29Great doctor who was very descriptive and helpful during the process and during the recovery.Zayyad S.
- 2019-06-14The staff is very welcoming and nice. Alli calmed me down when she saw that I was nervous. I barely felt pain during my recovery.Keke L.
- 2019-07-03I had a great experience getting my wisdom teeth taken out! The doctor, nurses, and staff were all very kind and understanding.Leila S.
- 2019-07-04Dr. Shihabi and Tray were very professional and knowledgeable. The procedure was very quick without any complications.Raed S.
- 2019-06-28Dr Naimi was very friendly and explained my son’s procedure to him in detail. He put to rest fears he had.Kathy P.
- 2019-07-11Wisdom Tooth Extraction was quick, and from post-op experience, must have been performed quite well as there was minimal pain and complications.A K.
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- 2019-06-30Dr Dawood, Mahsa, Alli, and Mashie were absolutely amazing. It was easy... straight forward... quick but done right! (wisdom teeth removal).Chandria T.
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- 2019-06-14Victor, the surgical assistant and Dr. Naimi were super helpful, informative and very nice! The results are great!Mia C.
- 2019-06-17Dr. Dawood and his assistant Alli were extremely professional during the removal. Thanks!Ira Q.
- 2019-07-10Dr. Dawood and his staff were amazing through my wisdom teeth removal process. Additionally, Dr. Dawood is an amazing surgeon!!Valentine N.
- 2019-06-19Appreciate the friendly welcome by Lauren and Tray. Hope there is better progress on my next visit.Scott Y.
- 2019-06-14The staff was WONDERFUL! Dr. Shihabi is GREAT, very informative and helpful with a great sense of humor. Thank you!!Marie M.
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- 2019-06-20He and his entire staff, especially Melissa were extremely knowledgeable, professional and friendly They put me an ease through out the process.Magda J.