Who gets periodontal disease?
• Most people develop periodontal in their late 30’s and 40’s. Men are more likely to develop periodontal disease than women.
• Those who smoke are at the biggest risk for getting periodontal disease. Smoking reduces the success of treatments and can irritate healthy gyms.
• People with diabetes are at higher risk for developing infections, including gum disease.
• Diseases such as AIDS and its treatments can also negatively affect the health of gums, as can treatments for cancer.
• Some medicines can cause abnormal overgrowth of the gum tissue; this can make it difficult to keep teeth and gums clean.
• Genetics play a large role for some people and some are more prone to severe gum disease than others.