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What diseases increase the risk of gum disease?

Diseases such as diabetes, blood cell disorders, human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infections, and acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS) can lower the body's resistance to infection. This can place a person at greater risk for more severe forms of periodontal diseases. Smoking may also increase your risk of developing periodontal disease, and treatment may be less successful if you continue to smoke.

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