Menopausal dental disease: Gum recession!

Bone resorption, which is the basis of the menopause-dental connection, which is not known to more than one person and is always on the radar of dentists. Dentist Tamer Çakar says, “Especially if a new tooth is to be made in people with tooth loss or if a surgical application such as an implant is necessary, in short, if it is a bone-related condition, it is necessary to establish a strong connection with menopause.

Gingivitis, which is called ‘periodontist’ in the medical literature and nevazil in the public, is considered in the middle of the dental diseases of the menopause period. “

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In fact, the gum does not become inflamed out of nowhere. Because the bone melts, the gum begins to recede. Because there is no reinforcement under it anymore.

The most classic situation in the menopause period is the food that goes into the middle of the teeth after the gingival recession and is not cleaned properly… These cause gingivitis, infections and tartar problems. In addition, these conditions accelerate the bone resorption process up to three times and inevitably cause tooth loss.

Dentist Tamer Çakar underlines that before starting the dental treatment of the menopausal patient, it is necessary to contact his doctor:

“Both menopause and tooth loss are a mental condition that also affects the future of the patient. Both are parameters that we want in the body and that increase the self-confidence of the person. Here, our duty is to restore the patient’s self-confidence by treating his teeth, although we do not have any sanction against menopause.

Stating that menopause has many variable parameters, Dentist Çakar said, “As we encounter a patient who has experienced a lot of bone loss due to menopause at the age of 30, we can also come across people who have gone through menopause in the usual system and do not have osteoporosis. Therefore, what matters here is not the degree of melting of the bone, but the quality of the bone,” he says.

The number of cells in the bone of a healthy person is different from the number of bone cells in a menopausal woman. This is what determines the quality of the bone. Before the treatment, the type of treatment is decided after the ‘bone density test’, which reveals the regeneration or repair power of the bones.

The lower jaw bones and the upper jaw bones have different strengths from each other.

Dentist Tamer Çakar, who provides information about dental health during the menopause period, underlines that the distinction between the lower jawbone and the upper jawbone should not be overlooked:

“The upper jaw melts very quickly, it is called the sponge bone. The lower jaw is cortical bone, solid like marble. On the other hand, the menopausal patient has nothing to fear.

Upper jaw treatments are usually performed by adding human-derived bone. With this formula, called directed tissue regeneration, you can direct the cells by giving commands. The implant, which is placed, slows down the melting thanks to the new structure it creates in the tooth. Our biggest helper here is the body’s immune system. In particular, thanks to the developing technology, the rate of harmony between the bone added later and the person’s own bone is close to 100 percent if there is no other systemic disease”. says.