There are a number of health conditions that can affect the standard of oral health a person is able to achieve. There are also some very prominent links between oral health problems and certain health problems that a patient may experience.
Patients who suffer from diabetes are at a higher risk of encountering gum disease, and especially if their condition is undiagnosed and therefore uncontrolled.
As any diabetic will be aware, it is vital that blood sugar is controlled, as an increase in this can cause complications. A patient suffering from diabetes is far more susceptible to increased levels of sugar in their blood, so early diagnosis of the condition is vital.
Studies have shown that just as diabetic patients are more likely to suffer from gum disease, those with gum disease are also likely to develop diabetes.
If you are concerned about gum disease and diabetes, do not hesitate to contact us today to book an appointment at our practice.