Diabetes and Dentistry

Posted June 21, 2011

Diabetic patients are prone to periodontal disease, which can cause bone loss and subsequently tooth loss.

Oral signs of diabetes:

  • Dry mouth
  • Sore or loose teeth
  • Burning mouth or tongue
  • Chronic bad breath
  • gingivitis or periodontitis

Diabetic patients need to increase their frequency of their cleaning per year, this means having a cleaning every three or four months. These patients need to be vigilany with their home care. Remember bacteria thrives in a diabetic mouth because of the high glucose levels, this increase with the weak resistance to infection lead to gum disease. Diabetic patients need to eat before their dental appointment, especially if they take insulin, it is best to come in the morning after breakfast.

I wish you all an everlasting healthy mouth and life