Periodontist NYC Dr Rahmani is a nationally recognized as America’s Top Periodontist, one of the best periodontal disease specialists in the region. He is an award winning periodontal specialist and contributor to a prominent media outlets. Dr. Rahmani provides a full range of periodontal procedures to treat all the forms of periodontal gum disease.
Our state of the art facility equipped with the most advanced periodontal equipment available in USA including latest lasers & high precision microscopes. We work with top dental labs in NYC and use only highest quality dental components available on the market today.
Periodontal Gum Disease Risk Factors
Periodontal disease is a serious infection that is caused by bacteria building up in the mouth to such an extent that they cannot be controlled by the body’s own immune system.
It is often called a ‘silent disease’ as there are few initial symptoms, but it is enormously destructive. Advanced gum disease may result in tooth loss which can be very upsetting, and can also mean you will require ongoing treatment to try to control this chronic condition.
Who is at Risk of Developing Periodontal Gum Disease?
Gum disease can affect anyone at any age, and even children are vulnerable towards developing this bacterial infection.
However there are certain factors that increase your chances of getting this serious condition. Being aware of your personal Gum Disease risk can help you take action so you are less likely to develop gum disease.
Gum Disease Risk Factors include:
- Age – Unfortunately studies have shown that older people tend to have higher rates of periodontal disease. Figures from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention show that 70% of Americans over the age of 65 have some form of periodontitis.
- Smoking – Smoking has been linked with numerous serious illnesses which include heart disease, cancer and respiratory illnesses.
This is at least in part due to the way smoking affects the gums ability to heal. Smoking narrows the blood vessels in the gums, making it harder for nutrients to reach the gums so they are less able to heal and fight infection. In addition, narrower blood vessels reduce the amount of blood reaching the gums, so it is quite possible that smokers won’t experience bleeding gums, a common symptom that often alerts people that something is wrong.
- Diabetes – Diabetics are more at risk of developing periodontal disease (see: periodontal disease and diabetes) due to the way this condition affects the body, making it harder for them to heal and to fight infections.
This can weaken the gums and the jawbone, decreasing resistance to bacterial infection.Diabetics with poorly controlled blood sugar levels can have more glucose in their saliva, enabling the bacteria that cause gum disease to thrive and multiply, increasing the chances of developing gum disease. Periodontal disease causes the gums to bleed, and bacteria from the mouth will get into the bloodstream, making it harder for diabetics to control blood sugar levels. This can set up a vicious circle that can be difficult to break, and is why we often recommend diabetics visit us more frequently to help reduce these risks.
Manhattan Periodontics & Implant Dentistry
121 East 60th St, Ste 6C1,
New York, NY 10065
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Upper West Side | Upper East Side | Lenox Hill | Diamond District | Hell's Kitchen
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Friday: 8am - 2pm
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