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Fred H. Peck, DDS, FAACD
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Diabetic? Get Your Teeth Cleaned

Peck Diabetic 4

Numerous studies reveal that the presence and degree of periodontal disease could raise the probability of poor blood sugar control in people with diabetes. One study which compared diabetics with minimal as well as serious periodontal disease identified that individuals with the more serious periodontal disease had a drastically greater amount of cardiovascular problems, including stroke, angina, and heart failure.

Another study identified that the treatment of periodontal disease in diabetics could actually improve the diabetics’ capability to manage diabetes. Although there are not any recognized official reasons why periodontitis impacts blood sugar control in diabetics, several possibilities have already been created. Acute bacterial along with viral infections initiate an increase in your body’s resistance to insulin, which then exacerbates blood sugar management. In diabetics, additional infection exacerbates insulin resistance and drastically worsens their capability to regulate blood sugar.

Periodontal disease and diabetes have a very complex relationship. Anyone with diabetes, regardless of seriousness, ought to have a thorough dental health evaluation. If gum disease is found, we need to make every effort to get rid of it.