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Fred H. Peck, DDS, AAACD
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Are You Diabetic? Go Get Your Teeth Professionally Cleaned

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Various studies suggest that the presence and severity of periodontal disease will increase the risk of poor blood sugar level control in people suffering from diabetes. New research which compared diabetics having minimal as well as serious periodontal disease identified that individuals with the more serious periodontal disease had a drastically higher number of cardiovascular issues, like strokes, angina, and heart failure.

A different analysis identified that the treatment of periodontal disease in people with diabetes could actually improve the diabetics’ ability to manage diabetes. Although there are not any known definitive explanations why periodontitis impacts blood sugar control in diabetic patients, several theories have been created. Acute bacterial along with viral infections prompt an increase in your body’s resistance to insulin, which then exacerbates blood sugar management. In diabetes sufferers, additional infection exacerbates insulin resistance and significantly worsens their ability to manage blood sugar.

Gum disease and diabetes have a complicated interaction. Anyone that has diabetes, regardless of the severity needs to have a thorough oral health evaluation. If gum disease is found, Dr. Peck needs to make every attempt to get rid of it.