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Jawbone Density: Why Yours Might Decrease

Were you aware that the density of your jawbone can become compromised over time? This is referred to as “bone resorption” and there are several causes to address when speaking with a dentist. 

Losing one or more teeth may negatively impact the condition of your jaw. Advanced gun disease, osteoporosis and sudden trauma can also compromise jawbone density. 

Here are three key points:

  • Some individuals suffer from decreased jawbone density.
  • Bone resorption can be caused a a handful of issues.
  • Always speak with a professional if you are concerned about the condition of your jaw.

“Bone resorption is when the body essentially gets rid of bone.”

This article describes bone resorption in greater detail:
Dr Siddharth Wandrekar - Practice principal (GDC No. 170074)

BDS – India 2004, MSc Prosthetic Dentistry 2007 (London), MJDF Royal College of Surgeons England

Sidd has been with Brunel Dental Practice since 2011 and took over the practice in September 2016 after the previous principal retired.

Sidd qualified in 2004 from one of the prestigious Universities in India. He came to the UK and meritoriously obtained a Masters in Prosthetic Dentistry from King’s College, London. He then spent a year in a hospital environment being involved in major surgeries such as head and neck cancer, correction of jaw fractures and complex surgical removal of teeth. He moved to work as an Associate in Private and NHS practices in Scotland before joining Brunel Dental Practice.

Sidd enjoys dentistry because he can help everyone to achieve good dental health and overall well-being in a caring and comfortable environment.

He is married with two boys who keep him on his toes. He loves playing tennis and represents the local club in the regional Leagues. He loves to travel and visit offbeat places. He also has a keen interest in current affairs.

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