Teeth and diabetes.

By Judyt1959 Latest Reply 2011-07-01 01:26:26 -0500
Started 2011-06-26 12:07:17 -0500

Why does the teeth have to hurt and loosen from the gums?

8 replies

Darrin D
Darrin D 2011-06-30 00:40:52 -0500 Report

Ever since I was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes, my teeth have hurt and started to loosen up also. Can anyone explain this to me? Thank you for your help.

pkwillhoite 2011-06-29 17:01:00 -0500 Report

is ANY ONE LESE REALLY SCARED OF THE DENTIST??? I am so scared of them I dont go…

Jim Edwards
Jim Edwards 2011-06-29 17:45:30 -0500 Report

I use to be so scared, I would be sick in the stomach for a day or 2 before my appointment, unable to go to school or work. finally, someone recommended a female dentist that they were using and liked a lot. she was a prize. Her hands were long and slender and when I left, my jaw wasn't sore. They have come a long way in pain control. Although I have changed dentists because I moved (couldn't justify a 4 hour drive each way) I have found another dentist that I like.

Tender Tips
Tender Tips 2011-06-29 17:45:16 -0500 Report

I know just how you feel. I had nightmare experiences with dentists as a kid, so put off going once I was an adult. Needless to say, I had to have a lot of work done. Now I go every 6 months without fail-so important especially with the big D. I recommend looking for a dentist who specializes in patients with dental phobia-call and ask. I found one who is so nice-that makes all the difference. Very gentle and even gives me a blanket to cover my shaking knees! Good luck to you!

pkwillhoite 2011-06-29 18:20:28 -0500 Report

When I was just 9 or 10 I had a dentist cover my nose and mouth because I was crying form the pain I could still feel the drilling of my teeth for a cap. I really am fearfull of the dentist…
Why would a grown man cover a childs nose and mouth???

Tender Tips
Tender Tips 2011-07-01 01:26:26 -0500 Report

That's awful! There are some bad ones out there-mine yelled at me because I wouldn't open my mouth wide enough-I was only six-jeez!

kdroberts 2011-06-26 12:36:37 -0500 Report

High blood sugar can kind of dissolve the jaw bone. High blood sugar can also make any infections in your gums a lot worse.

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