Risk Factors for Periodontitis


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About risk factors: Risk factors for Periodontitis are factors that do not seem to be a direct cause of the disease, but seem to be associated in some way. Having a risk factor for Periodontitis makes the chances of getting a condition higher but does not always lead to Periodontitis. Also, the absence of any risk factors or having a protective factor does not necessarily guard you against getting Periodontitis. For general information and a list of risk factors, see the risk center.

Risk factor statistics for Periodontitis: The following are statistics from various sources about the risk factors for Periodontitis:

  • Almost 1/3 of diabetics have severe periodontal disease in the US 2001 (National Diabetes Statistics fact sheet, NIDDK, 2003)

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