Stress causes periodontitis


Periodontal disease is an infection which it is caused by bacteria found in a sticky film that forms on the teeth.  The toxins produced by the bacteria irritate the gums causing infection and initiate the inflammatory process causing further destruction.  The bacteria are not the only cause of periodontitis. Periodontal diseases are multifactorial. This means that there is not one single factor that causes periodontitis but rather multiple factors one of which is stress.

In the modern life people are experiencing a lot of stress in their everyday life and stress has been identified as the cause of many diseases one of which is periodontal disease. The way that stress affects the periodontium is making it difficult for the body to fight off infections including periodontitis.