Understanding the risk factors for periodontal disease is essential for preventing the disease and maintaining good oral health. Some common risk factors include:

  1. Smoking: Tobacco use is a significant risk factor for gum disease. It impairs blood flow to the gums, making it harder for the body to fight off infections.
  2. Poor Nutrition: A diet lacking in essential nutrients can weaken your immune system and make you more susceptible to gum disease.
  3. Medical Conditions: Conditions such as diabetes and HIV/AIDS can increase the risk of gum disease. Managing these conditions is crucial for oral health.
  4. Genetics: Some individuals may be genetically predisposed to gum disease. It is important to be aware of your family health history.
  5. Stress: High stress levels can weaken the immune system, making it harder for your body to fight off gum infections.

Dr. William Strutz will discuss your periodontal risk factors during your initial consultation to help create an ongoing treatment plan that will meet your needs. For more information about periodontal risk factors and to schedule a consultation with our periodontist in Shawnee, Kansas, give us a call at 913-268-0808. We are committed to helping you maintain healthy gums and teeth so you can preserve your smile.

Contact us today to learn more about periodontal care and schedule your personal consultation with Dr. Strutz!

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