Periodontal Disease: Warning Signs and Risk Factors

Periodontal Disease
Periodontal disease also commonly referred to as gum disease occurs when a patient’s mouth becomes infected with bacteria. Also, if left untreated and allowed to develop into advanced periodontal disease it can lead to bone loss within the patients mouth. In addition, because your oral health is directly related to your overall health negative effects on your oral health can overtime lead to negative effects on your overall health too. In order to better understand periodontal disease, it would be good if you had a better understanding of the warning signs.

Warning Signs of Periodontal Disease
There are quite a few warning signs that you may be suffering from periodontal disease including but certainly not limited to gum recession, inflammation, or even bone loss. If you begin to experience any of these warning signs, then it is highly important that you seek out the professional advice or opinion of your dentist. Doing so will be beneficial for your oral health and in the long run beneficial for the health of your entire body because of the mouth-body connection. As mentioned earlier your oral health is connected to your overall health meaning that if left untreated your periodontal disease can cause you to develop into systemic diseases learn about the risk factors below.

Risk Factors for Periodontal Disease
There are certain risk factors that make you more likely to get periodontal disease. Including:

  • Diabetes
  • Smoking
  • Female hormonal changes
  • Medications
  • Genetics
  • Autoimmune diseases

Schedule An Appointment With Us
If you are experiencing any of the above mentioned warning signs or you feel as though you may exhibiting some of the risk factor signs then it would be very beneficial if you reached out to our office to schedule a periodontal disease consultation.