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Tooth and Bone Loss in Rockwall, TX

Gum Disease and Tooth and Bone Loss Dallas and Rockwall, TXYou can lose your teeth for a number of reasons, including disease, a birth defect, injury, or tooth decay. If you have lost a tooth or have had teeth removed for any reason, talk with Dr. Frederick Olden about tooth replacement options. Dr. Olden can address any issues associated with gum disease and create a treatment plan that will restore your oral health. He may recommend an alternative to gum surgery as part of your treatment plan with laser gum disease treatment in Highland Park, TX.

Here is a closer look at some of the key causes of tooth and bone loss:


When your teeth are not aligned properly, you may not be able to chew your food correctly and this can affect your diet. When chewing becomes difficult and you can only eat soft foods, you may not be meeting the nutrition needs of your body. As a result, you may end up with health and digestive issues, including weight loss, constipation, and indigestion. As you can see, the health of the body can be severely impacted by the health of your teeth.


Many letter sounds, such as s, z, d, x, n, th, and sh are made with tongue to tooth contact, so your teeth play a major role in speech. Without them, you may not be able to make these sounds easily which can result in an embarrassing lisp. The tongue can also be affected by missing teeth. When the teeth are missing, the tongue can become wider and fill in the open space. A thicker tongue can make it harder to control when speaking and may interfere with your speech.

Bone Loss in the Jaw

Many people do not realize that the teeth do more than just help us chew food or speak clearly. The teeth also help to simulate the jaw bone when you chew. If you have missing teeth, the jaw bone in that area can become weak and end up breaking down. Over time, it can deteriorate which can cause some changes in the facial structure. Both bone loss and gum recession can be a result of gum disease. Talk with Dr. Olden about a laser alternative to gum surgery and bone grafting procedures that can restore your oral health.


When the teeth do not have an opposing tooth structure, misalignment can occur and remaining teeth may shift their position. This can alter your bite pattern and cause pain in the head, neck, and jaw area. Losing even a single tooth can cause your teeth to shift.

Facial Appearance

Missing teeth can affect your facial appearance and create a “sunken in” look. This can add years to your appearance because the lips and teeth no longer have a natural support system.

Are you looking for gum disease treatment for Highland Park, TX? Find out if you are a candidate for the laser alternative to gum surgery at the office of Dr. Olden. Schedule your consultation with Dr. Olden today!

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