Diabetes and Dental Health - Frequently Asked Questions

Last Updated on Mar 21, 2018
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Frequently Asked Questions

1. Which doctor should I consult for diabetes and dental health?

You can consult both, a dentist as well as a diabetologist.

2. Can diabetic gum problems lead to heart disease?

Yes, gum problems in diabetes make sugar levels difficult to control and elevated levels of glucose in the blood have deleterious effects on the heart. The bacteria from infected gums may even enter the bloodstream and lead to clot formation.

3. Which age group people are most likely to suffer from gum disease?

Gum disease can occur at any age. Children and teenagers with diabetes are more prone to gum diseases than those who donít have diabetes.

4. What are the symptoms of diabetes?

Some of the symptoms of diabetes are increased thirst, frequent urination, severe weakness, vision impairment, numbness, and tingling sensation in hands and feet.

5. If my diabetes is under control, am I still at risk?

Controlled blood glucose levels significantly lower the risk of periodontal disease and people with controlled diabetes are at the same risk level as people who donít have diabetes.

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