Development of periodontal (tissue around the tooth) diseases is also affected by the entirety of lifestyle and environmental events. Various environmental factors reduce the immunity of the body, which may cause periodontitis to occur, it may get more severe or progress faster.
Here is provided a list of factors (evaluated in points) which influence the course of the disease:
|Death of a spouse|
|Disagreements if the family|
|Death of a close family member|
|Personal illness or injury|
|Strained relations at work, stress at work|
|Restoration of family relations|
|Health deterioration of a family member|
|Reorganizing of business|
|Changes in financial status|
|Death of a close friend|
|Change of work character|
|Increased disagreements in the family|
|Increased responsibility at work, higher job position|
|Son or daughter leaves home, moves out|
|Problems with the law|
|Exceptional, big personal achievement|
|A spouse begins to work|
|School is started of finished|
|Change of lifestyle or living conditions|
|Change of personal habits|
|Problems with a boss|
|Change in working hours|
|Change of a place of residence|
|Change of school|
|Change of leisure, entertainment|
|Change of activity in church|
|Change of one’s activity or social activity|
|Change of sleep habits|
|Change in number of family members living together|
|Change of nutrition habits|
If the sum of the factors present is from 50 to 100, then there’s a risk for the disease to occur, to get exacerbated and the treatment prognosis is worse.
If the sum of points is 100 and more, then there’s a significant risk for disease of periodontitis to occur or get exacerbated; treatment prognosis is even worse.
Stress acts as a damaging factor by changing the habits of oral hygiene and reducing the immunity of an individual.
Periodontitis is avoided, or destruction of periodontal tissue is staved off when there is a correct attitude developed towards oral health, and good contact of doctor and patient is present. When the patient regularly, following the provided schedule, visits the dentist, treats dental and oral diseases, maintains personal oral hygiene.