Diabetes is disease that occurs when your blood glucose is too high, also called blood sugar. Sugar is main source of energy, if blood sugar is poorly controlled, oral health problems are, likely to develop. As diabetes weakens White blood cells , the defense cells fighting against bacterial infections.
Oral health problems associated to diabetes:-
A. Dry mouth :- Decreased salivation further causes ulcers, soreness, infections and tooth decay.
B. Gum inflammation and periodontal diseases :- Red swollen and bleeding gums occurs due to increased blood sugar level along with loosening of tooth due to bone loss and bad breath, as enhanced bacterial colonization and infection due to toxins release.
C. Candidiasis or Oral thrush :-Fungal growth in mouth is very common in diabetic patient. Patches on tongue, gums and cheeks are seen.
D. Burning sensation, bitter tastes are other symptoms.
How to prevent oral health problems in diabetes:-
People with diabetes are more prone to oral health problems, it’s vital to follow proper oral hygiene regime and regular visits to the dentist. In TeethCare Centre, we skilled and experienced dentist emphasize in awareness to patient and effective treatment for the gum diseases and other oral problems. The detailed diagnosis rectifies the underlying cause and directs treatment for concerned tooth and gum. A yearly oral prophylaxis , brushing twice a day, flossing and proper check in sugar intake prevents the problem due to diabetes and a healthy oral health is maintained.