Who Should be Examined?

If you are thinking of becoming pregnant: Pregnant women with periodontal disease may be seven times more likely to have a premature delivery. Pregnant women may also develop pregnancy gingivitis and other gum conditions.

Family History:  If you have a parent or parents with periodontal disease you may have a genetic predisposition toward gum disease. Also, periodontal disease can be passed through the saliva putting couples and children at risk.

Health Complications:  If you have heart disease, diabetes, respiratory disease or osteoporosis - periodontal disease may be linked or contribute complications to these conditions.

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Cosmetic appearance:  If you feel your teeth are too short or you have a gummy smile or if your gums are receding.

Oral health concerns:  If you have a sore in your mouth that persists for two weeks or more, or any other  oral health issue can be brought to the attention of your general dentist or periodontist.

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