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Can aggressive periodontitis be prevented?

Although lifestyle choices, such as good oral hygiene and healthy diet, can help to control aggressive periodontitis, genetic factors cannot be controlled. An association between specific chromosomes and predisposition for aggressive periodontitis indicates that some individuals are genetically more susceptible to the condition. It is important, therefore, to schedule regular dental checkups to detect the condition before it progresses. If symptoms of periodontitis develop, early diagnosis and treatment may improve prognosis considerably.

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