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Contributing Factors

 
 

Smoking / Tobacco Use
Tobacco users are more likely to get periodontal disease and suffer from the more severe forms. Also, healing following therapy may take more time.
Pregnancy and Puberty
Some hormonal changes can cause the gums to become red, tender and bleed easily.  Any pre-existing gum disease can become more severe.
Diabetes
Gum diseases can be more severe in diabetics.  It also makes it harder to control the diabetes.
Medications
Drugs such as oral contraceptives, antidepressants and certain heart medications can effect oral health.
Systemic Disease
Diseases that interfere with the body's immune system may worsen the condition of the gums.
Clenching and Grinding
These habits put excess force on the teeth and speed up the destruction of tissues.

 

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