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Risk Factors of Periodontitis | Pyorrhea | Periodontal Gingivitis

Written by Avinash Ramani, M.S. (Biotechnology)  | Medically Reviewed by dr. simi paknikar, MD on May 14, 2022
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Risk Factors of Periodontitis

Improper oral hygiene, gingivitis, smoking and genetic susceptibility are major risk factors for chronic periodontitis.

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Risk factors for periodontitis include:

  • Poor Oral Hygiene: Improper or no brushing and poor oral hygiene are the key factors for the accumulation of plaque and formation of tartar, and thereby gingivitis.
  • Gingivitis: Gingivitis is the leading cause for most of the cases of periodontitis.
  • Smoking and tobacco use: Smoking is amongst the most important risk factors linked to the progression of chronic gum disease. Also, smoking can interfere with the treatment and lowers the chances of treatment success.
Periodontitis Smoking Tobacco
  • Hormonal changes in women: Hormonal changes in pregnancy or menopause can make gums more sensitive, thereby making it easier for gingivitis to develop.
  • Diabetes: Infections, including gingivitis, can quickly develop in people with diabetes.
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  • Other illnesses and weakened immunity: Immunosuppressants prescribed in organ transplantation and the treatment of other chronic diseases like cancer or AIDS that have an impact on immunity, can also affect the gums negatively.
  • Medications: Several prescription and over-the-counter medications can reduce the secretion of saliva. This can increase the susceptibility to oral infections including gingivitis and other gum diseases. Moreover, certain steroid-based medications can cause overgrowth of the gum tissue making it difficult to maintain proper hygiene of the gums.
Periodontitis Over Medication
  • Genetic susceptibility / Hereditary factors: People with certain genotypes are more vulnerable to severe gum disease than others.
  • Ill-fitting dental implants: An ill-fitting dental implant can create cavities in gums for germ build-up and make it more prone to progressive gum diseases.

References:

  1. Periodontitis - (http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/001059.htm)
  2. Periodontal (Gum) Disease - (http://www.nidcr.nih.gov/OralHealth/Topics/GumDiseases/PeriodontalGumDisease.htm)

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OralMax Gum Disease Treatment can help you with bleeding gums, inflammation, sensitivity and dental mobility.
Can help stop bone loss and reduce the dental mobility from grade 2 to grade 0 (Miller's Classification).

All this thanks to the tannin acids (astringent) naturally obtained from different quercus species evaluated and recognized as an effective substance against bleeding gums, inflammation and dental mobility in diabetic and non-diabetic patients.

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