Is there a connection between diabetes and periodontal disease?

desire09
By desire09 Latest Reply 2017-12-21 11:50:06 -0600
Started 2017-12-17 12:26:11 -0600

I used to have mild pains and aches around my teeth. But recently, I started experiencing severe mouth problems. My teeth have always been sensitive and a visit to the dentist scared me as I had bad memories. Two days back, I experienced severe inflammation and also my gums were swollen. I don't know what to do. One of my friends said these are the symptoms of periodontal disease and advised me to go for periodontal care from Calgary ( http://www.sierradental.ca/westhills/services... ). On top of this, I'm diagnosed with type 2 diabetes and I'm taking medications. Can periodontal treatment cause an adverse effect on diabetes? Is it safe to undergo periodontal treatment when I'm on medication for diabetes? Please share your insights. Thanks!


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Type1Lou
Type1Lou 2017-12-21 11:50:06 -0600 Report

Yes. As diabetics, we are advised to have our teeth cleaned at 3-month intervals…I've been going every 4-months and that works for me. Not having periodontical treatment, if it is needed, may only worsen your diabetes…it is all inter-related. Any infection/inflammation may cause elevations in BG. How is your blood glucose control? Can you improve your BG control? Hoping you get relief.