Dental Cement & Gum Disease
Hey everyone. I have a few generals questions that I'd like to ask. Mainly since the answers do not appear to be floating around the interwebs. But also because I believe some of these concerns apply directly to me.
A brief medical history:
-twenty two years old
-no family history of gum disease
-just one single relative diagnosed with diabetes. (grandfather)
-no immune compromising illnesses or autoimmune diseases. hiv/aids, lupus, etcetera.
-no drugs. medication or otherwise. including smoking, drinking, or chewing tobacco.
Apparently it's considered odd for someone of my age/health to be diagnosed with sever periodontal disease. There is only one thing that I can think of-
When I had a fixed retainer installed. (2003) The nurse intern applied the dental cement directly to my gumline. Can dental cement cause periodontal disease?
Last edited by Dash ev; 11-22-2009 at 11:07 PM.