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Menopause: problems in the bones and in the mouth

In the menopause a woman's body goes through many hormonal changes, which can generate problems in the health of the bones and of the mouth.

 

In addition to hot flashes, sweating, migraines, mood swings or weight gain, among other symptoms and signs very well known, due to menopauseit generates a bone loss is gradual throughout the body, and dry mouth. 

Bone problems and oral health in menopause

At this stage of the women, between the ages of 45 and 55, ovarian function is lost, and so the production of the hormone estrogen. This loss of estrogen can start from perimenopause, between 2 to 8 years before.

 

With these hormonal changes increase the loss of calcium in the bones and is more likely to suffer from problems in oral health.

Menopause and bone

Due to the menopause and age, the body stops assimilate the correct way of nutrients such as calcium, which are essential for the bones. In this way, lto bone density decreases, and they become more vulnerable to diseases such as osteoporosis and fractures.

Menopause in the oral health

The hormonal changes that occur at menopause may also affect the oral health. The bones that support the teeth they also suffer from changes and weaken (or reabsorbed). Due to this, it is possible to suffer loss of teeth.

 

In addition, the hormonal changes the gums and oral mucosa are affected. Generally, in the menopause it produces less amount of saliva and dry mouth. Because of this, there is more risk of inflammation in the gums (gingivitis and periodontitis), tooth decay, and bad breath.

The treatment of dental implants in the menopause

One of the conditions for the treatment with dental implants to be successful is that the bone has the density, height, and thickness suitable. This is important because the bone to support the implant, as well as supports to the other teeth.

 

Typically, in patients with menopause can be bone resorption. In cases in which there is loss of bone must perform a bone graft prior to performing the treatment with dental implants, to be successful.

 

If you suffer from diseases such as gingivitis or periodontitis, should be treated before the treatment with dental implants. After being treated, you can insert the dental implant, but it must be an excellent oral hygiene to prevent that you can re-occur swelling in the gum and have a risk of failure of treatment with dental implants.

 

To take into account, when you get to the stage of menopause you may be required of higher intake of calcium to lessen bone loss. It is also advisable to attend more often to the dentist to try to time any complication in the mouth.

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