What Are The Risk Factors For Periodontal Disease?

There are many factors that may put you at high risk for periodontal disease:
1. Age
2. Bleeding gums
3. Family members who have periodontal disease
4. Lack of flossing regularly
5. Loose Teeth
6. Smoking

You can also take the periodontal disease risk assessment test.

What are common symptoms for periodontal disease?

According to the American Academy of Periodontology, there are many symptoms of gum disease, including:

1. Red, swollen or tender gums or other pain in your mouth
2. Bleeding while brushing, flossing, or eating hard food
3. Gums that are receding or pulling away from the teeth, causing the teeth to look longer than before
4. Loose or separating teeth
5. Pus between your gums and teeth
6. Sores in your mouth
7. Persistent bad breath
8. A change in the way your teeth fit together when you bite
9. A change in the fit of partial dentures

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Learn more about periodontal disease & periodontists:

What is a periodontist?
What is a dentist?