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Why Do You Need Alveolar Bone?

Posted on 10/25/2018 by Edelweiss Dental Implant Center
Why Do You Need Alveolar Bone?The bones in your mouth are essential to keep your teeth in place for many years and hopefully all your life. We need bones to be able to properly chew our food and talk, so it is imperative that you practice good oral hygiene at home and keep your regular checkups, so we can prevent any serious problems in the future with the appropriate treatment.

What is the Alveolar Bone?

The alveolar bone proper, is the lining of the tooth socket or alveolus, which is contained within the alveolar process that is located on the maxilla.

The alveolar process is the thickest part of the maxilla or jawbone that contains the teeth and the alveoli where they are suspended. The correct development of the alveolar process is critical to tooth eruption and tooth retention.

Why Do You Need the Alveolar Bone?

The alveolar bone is made of a thin plate of bone with multiple perforations, which allow the blood vessels to pass between the bone marrow and the periodontal ligament, a fibrous, connective tissue that joins the cementum covering the tooth's root to the alveolar bone.

Preventing Bone Loss in Your Mouth

The best way to prevent bone loss in the mouth is to get periodontal disease treated without delay. The longer you wait, the more bone loss you will suffer. When bacteria gets inside the gum line, gingivitis starts. This is the first sign of periodontitis, a dental condition where the tissue beneath your teeth and under your gums gets infected.

When you have bone loss in the jaw due to periodontal disease, the gums won't be able to hold the teeth snugly and tooth loss may be a real possibility. Please make sure you call us if you suspect you may be suffering from bone loss.

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