Posted on 02 June 2022

When you have missing or damaged teeth, bone resorption in the oral cavity will occur -- resulting in a loss of jawbone. Your dentist will notice signs of bone resorption such as a thinner facial profile and shifting teeth.

Key takeaways:

  • If a natural tooth is lost and not replaced, jawbone will be lost from where the tooth roots were located.
  • Trauma and injuries such as a sporting impact injury which results in damaged teeth can lead to bone resorption.
  • Bone resorption can result from gum disease through the impact on the ligaments helping to hold the teeth in position.

“Children may be more at risk for bone resorption as the result of an injury due to the fact that their teeth and bones are still developing."

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