If a person has it, of course, they should follow their doctor’s advice to control it! But did you know that diabetes is a very serious disease which often times contributes to many other body problems?
Periodontal diseases are one area that diabetes most definitely shows an effect. The relationship is so obvious that sometimes in the course of a routine dental examination, I have recommended that my patients with severe periodontitis see their medical doctor for a physical. As a result, many times they are diagnosed with diabetes when they didn’t otherwise know or even suspect they had it!
Because diabetes weakens your immune system, you can get severe and irreversible bone loss around your teeth, thereby causing early tooth loss. This is a big reason to control periodontal disease and diabetes! To determine the state of your oral health, call our office today for a free periodontal screening appointment.