When you struggle with gum disease, eventually the disease goes beyond just your gums. It can move its way through your teeth and then into the jaw bone itself. The best way to avoid this is to make sure that you get treated for gum disease at its earliest symptoms.
That helps the rest of your mouth stay healthy, including your jaw bone. However, if you didn't come in to see us early on, then you need to know what to do to keep your jaw as healthy as possible.
Keeping Your Jaw Strong and HealthyOne of the best things that you can do to keep your jaw bone strong and healthy is to make sure your diet during gum disease treatment is very healthy.
You want to try and include as much natural fiber as possible. This helps your gum disease treatment become more effective, plus it keeps your jaw working hard to stay strong.
Another thing that you can do to keep your jaw bone nice and strong during treatment for gum disease is by having us clean the area between your gums and your teeth. This removes the bacteria, and promotes growth of the gum tissue and the bone. As the bone gets stimulated to grow, it keeps the jaw bone strong as well.
Your teeth and your gums are very important when it comes to keeping up with the strength of your jaw. The more you use your teeth the right way, the stronger your teeth remain, and the stronger your jaw will remain as well.
If you have gum disease, or even suspect that you do, come in and see us. We will do an examination and talk with you about your diagnosis and treatment options.
If you have any questions or would like to schedule an appointment, please call us at (210) 598-8933 today.