Did you know people with diabetes are more likely to develop periodontal disease than those without diabetes?

05/19/16

Diabetic patients are more susceptible to infection, therefore increasing their risk for the disease.

The relationship between the two actually goes both ways. Periodontal disease can make it more difficult for diabetic patients to control their blood sugar, since it impairs the body’s ability to process insulin.

Periodontal disease is an inflammatory condition that if left untreated may cause damage to the tissues and supporting bone that form the attachment around the tooth, eventually leading to tooth loss.

For more information on the two-way street between periodontal disease and diabetes, check out the links below:

http://www.hcplive.com/medical-news/diabetes-patients-have-higher-odds-of-dental-loss

https://www.perio.org/consumer/EFP_Diabetes

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