Connection between osteoporosis and periodontal disease??
Apparently I've got BOTH. I'm not even 43! My dentist had no idea that there's a connection between loss of bone overall and loss of bone density in the bones that keep your teeth in place.
I read that Actonel is supposed to have a positive effect on both. Am I too young to take it? I'm generaly wary of drugs, but I'm scared chitless of losing my teeth!!
Btw, my mother had a fractured hip, so it apparently runs in the family.
I'd love to hear any ideas on this, or if anyone has had any experience with overall bone loss and periodontal disease.