Dental Care and Diabetes
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that approximately one in every 11 people in the United States has diabetes, with an additional one-quarter of the US population currently prediabetic. Furthermore, according to WebMD, 1 in 5 cases of total tooth loss is linked to diabetes. Poor dental care and diabetes has a strong correlation.
Because of the various health consequences that diabetes can cause within the human body, a frequent concern among Buffalonians with diabetes is that the disease may interfere with their oral hygiene. In the video below, dentist Douglas Hamill outlines the health complications that diabetic patients are more likely to develop due to their condition. To learn more about the potential complications pertaining to dental care and diabetes, contact our office to schedule your free consultation.
What’s Important To Know About Dental Care and Diabetes?
Diabetes can be a major problem if it is not kept under control. Some complications include the increased risks of swelling and irritation in the gums. People with diabetes are also far more prone to developing infections as diabetes can reduce the blood supply to the gums. It is crucial to ensure that you are able to manage your diabetes before you seek care from a dentist.
It’s important to contact your dentist if you are experiencing bleeding or sore gums, get frequent oral infections, or have persistent bad breath that won’t seem to go away.
If you have questions about dental care and diabetes, please contact our office to learn about the potential risk factors. We offer free second opinions and have special pricing available for new patients.
Don’t put off necessary dental care because you are concerned about the expense, contact us today to arrange a free consultation and let us help put a smile on your face!