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Periodontal disease can develop with or without the risk factors listed below. However, the more risk factors you have, the greater your likelihood of developing periodontal disease. If you have a number of risk factors, call us to schedule an appointment. We can advise you on what you can do to reduce your risk.
Taking certain medications can increase your risk of developing periodontal disease, such as:
Your risk of developing periodontal disease increases as you age:
Females are more likely than men to develop periodontitis, probably because of hormonal changes that women experience throughout their life cycle.
Studies have shown that there seems to be a genetic tendency for certain people to develop periodontitis.
African Americans and people of Hispanic origin have a higher rate of periodontitis than do Caucasian Americans.
Other factors that may increase your risk of periodontitis include: