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Do some factors increase the risk of developing Periodontal Disease?

Periodontal diseases (also known as gum diseases) are infections of the gum and bone that hold teeth in place. 

With the right treatment, periodontal disease can be managed to prevent tooth loss. Early-stage gingivitis and Elkoidosis are often painless conditions that you may not notice until your teeth or supporting bone come under serious pressure from infection; but it's all backed by science! There is good news for those who want their mouth back: scaling does help clean off plaque without chemicals so reducing bacteria levels will do wonders in protecting against future health problems like sockets becoming inflamed due inflammation caused by poor oral hygiene practices alone

Treatment is greatly beneficial and increases your chances of preserving your natural smile. 

What Causes Periodontal Disease? 

Plaque is a film of bacteria that attaches to teeth and gums. The irritation caused by this can lead in many cases, including chronic inflammation which poses serious threats such as tooth destruction or bone loss. One way plaque may cause harm are when it hardens into tartar (calculus). In order to avoid plaque, you need to visit the dentist every six months. In between cleanings your teeth will be too full of it and not capable of being cleaned by brushing alone! Bacteria loves tartar even more than we do so when they have a chance at eating all that nasty grime stick around causing dental disease such as gingivitis which leads up towards tooth decay or cavities if left untreated long enough--not just bad breath but also pain caused because those irritants get stuck under our gum lines where there are no nerves supplying sensation back down 

How do periodontal diseases develop? 

If you have not yet experienced it, gingivitis might be the most frustrating of all oral health conditions. It's also reversible at this early stage with regular brushing and visits to your dentist or periodontist! But don't let that stop you - just keep up those good habits for prevention purposes too so we can avoid more serious complications later on down the line like tooth loss caused by a severe form of periodontal disease called 'perio-dentaltis'.

If you want to avoid tooth loss and heartache, make sure your dental hygiene routine includes professional cleaning. And if not treated early enough in its progression (and there's no need for alarm!), periodontal disease can lead to gum inflammation that will cause teeth looseness or even extraction by the dentist when other treatments fail over time. 

If you think that plaque is just a healthy bacteria living in your mouth, then it might surprise you to know what happens when this stuff gets accumulate. All the tartar and other gunk there can cause some serious damage which leads  back up into our gums with an infection called periodontitis! If left untreated long enough (or if someone trying to eat something juicy), they'll start losing their pearly whites until finally requiring extraction by dentist

Are you prone to gum disease? You could be at risk of developing periodontal diseases if any of the following apply. If your answer is yes, then it's important that you practice good oral hygiene and follow dentist advice on maintaining healthy teeth and gums.

•People who smoke or chew tobacco are more likely to have periodontal disease. And it's very likely that the severity of their condition will be greater than in those individuals who do not use any type of tobacco products.

• It's a well known fact that some systemic diseases can decrease your body’s resistance to infection, which makes periodontal disease more serious.

• Many medications, such as steroids and some types of antiepilepsy drugs can affect the gums. In addition oral contraceptives reduce your salivary flow which may irritate soft tissues in your mouth like those near to where fillings are placed if regrowth does not occur after treatment has been completed with antibiotics or other remedies that alter regular tooth functions for example). Let a dentist know about any changes you're going through so they update medical history files at the dental office and also be sure to notify them beforehand when taking new medication too!

• Bridges that no longer fit correctly, unaligned teeth or fillings that have become defective can contribute to plaque retention and increase your risk of developing periodontal disease.

 • Using oral contraceptives can increase the risk of gum disease, especially during pregnancy. The chemicals in these medications change your gums' sensitivity to toxins and enzymes produced by plaque which causes them to become red tender or swollen easily when exposed; they may also start bleeding more than before you were using hormones!

How would I know if I had periodontal disease? 

It's possible to have periodontal disease and not know it. That is one reason why regular dental checkups are so important, because if you don't get an exam then any of these warning signs could mean that your mouth has a problem with gum health:

 • Gums that bleed easily;

 • Red, swollen, or tender gums;

 • Gums that have pulled away from the teeth;

 • Pus between the teeth when the gums are pressed; 

• Persistent bad breath or bad taste; 

• Permanent teeth that are loose or separating; 

• Any change in the way your teeth fit together when you bite;

• Any change in the fit of partial dentures. 

Periodontal diseases are categorized by their severity. The two most common stages in which people can be diagnosed with a type of perio-gical disease is gingivitis and periodonitises, though there's also an intermediate stage called adhesive calcification or adcairosis between them that happens when your body produces more sticky proteins than usual due to an accumulation over time from bacteria on biting down too hard .


Gingivitis is a milder form of periodontal disease that only affects the gums. It develops as toxins in plaque irritate them, making them red and tender with swollen edges most likely to bleed easily if brushing doesn't remove enough bacteria from around your teeth or cleaning between visits isn’t done regularly enough. 

It can usually be eliminated by daily use anruction brushings clean liquid rinses , monthly checkups at the dentist every six months where they will examine whether or not there has been any progression towards more serious infections


Gingivitis is a serious condition that may lead to more destructive forms of periodontal disease, called periodontitis. There are several types in total including chronic adult-onset and plaque.

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