Osteoporosis The Silent Disease

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It is usually detected late when the person already has complications such as fractures after a minor injury, the incidence rate of suffering is 10% for men and 20% for women.
Adding to that the Mexican population does not have a culture of prevention but is reactive, because when the problem is evidenced, it goes to seek help.
A Business Medical Service conducted a day of free studies of bone densitometry, with the aim of assessing bone mineral density to detect problems such as osteoporosis, preventing fractures and other related risks.
The specialist said that osteoporosis is more common than you think, after 20 years it is recommended to perform this type of preventive studies, although they are more focused on people over 50 years.
Dr. Urias reported that more than 60 people were treated and that these events promote health, he said that it is important to integrate prevention into the culture and go at least once a year to a medical assessment.
He added that during the year they will be carrying out several days of health in support of the community, which will be free and invite the population to take advantage of this type of actions that seek to improve the quality of life.
Osteoporosis is a complex disease, caused by a metabolic disorder that causes a decrease in the density of bones in the body. Osteoporosis leads to a deterioration of the structure of bone tissue, increasing its fragility and the risk of fracture, effects that can also be seen in the jaw and teeth.
The mandibular bone and the upper jaw are also susceptible to suffer the action of osteoporosis, reducing its density and may eventually cause the loss of teeth, deformations in the face or difficulty when placing implants and dentures.
In fact, in many cases the dentist in Tijuana Mexico is the first to detect the signs of the disease in a clinical examination or with a radiographic history where bone loss is evidenced.
Loss of teeth due to osteoporosis
The loss of teeth or edentulism is caused by the decrease in bone density of the jaw and maxilla and the consequent reabsorption of the alveolar bone, where the teeth are inserted.
Some studies have shown that osteoporosis and decreased estrogen levels have a direct effect on bone mineral reduction and tooth loss.
The high age, smoking and poor oral hygiene also involve risk factors associated with osteoporosis and a derived edentulism.
In addition, this disease hinders the integration of dental implants or the use of dentures, with the consequent negative effects on the quality of life of patients.
Tips to prevent the effects of osteoporosis on teeth
Respects to the pharmacological treatment, there are two types of medicines indicated for osteoporosis, which delay the reduction of bone density and those that favor its formation. In addition, depending on the risk of osteoporosis, it is advisable to make periodic visits to the dentist to assess dental health.