Periodontal diseases-risk factors

There are specific risk factors that can make it easier for you to get periodontitis. Learn all about how you can prevent this from happenning.

There are specific risk factors that can make it easier for you to get periodontitis. Learn all about how you can prevent this from happenning.

Factors that can increase the risk of periodontitis include:

• Gingivitis

• Inheritance

• Poor oral hygiene

• Smoking

• Diabetes

• Age

• Reduced immunity, such as that obtained with leukemia or HIV / AIDS or chemotherapy

• Poor nutrition

• Certain drugs

• Hormonal changes such as those associated with pregnancy or menopause

• Substance Abuse

• Poor placement of dental restorations.

Athina Tsiorva

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