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What Can Diabetics Do to Lower the Risk of Having Periodontal Disease?

February 8, 2017

The patient diagnosed with diabetes should inform his/her dentist and dental hygienist of the diagnosis. The importance of good oral hygiene in a diabetic cannot be over stated. The patient with diabetes should consider seeing a periodontist for a periodontal assessment and screening. After a complete periodontal assessment, the periodontist will establish if the patient has already developed periodontal diseases or not.

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Are Diabetics Aware of Their Increases Propensity for Periodontal Disease?

February 3, 2017

No. Diabetics are often asked by their primary healthcare provider to see a nephrologist to check the status of their kidneys, or an ophthalmologist to make sure their diabetes does not affect their eyes. However, they are not always aware of the link between diabetes and their oral health.

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How Are Diabetes and Periodontal Disease Related?

February 1, 2017

Numerous long-term studies have shown that diabetics experience three times more periodontal diseases than their non-diabetic counterparts. In fact, periodontal diseases are recognized as the sixth clinical complication of diabetes.The relationship between diabetes and periodontal diseases are bi-directional, that is, a patient with diabetes is more likely to have periodontal diseases. By the same token, periodontal therapy in diabetics results in an improvement in his/her diabetic control.

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