Dental Problems Make It Difficult to Control Blood Glucose
Proper oral healthcare is critical for the prevention of periodontal disease in people with type 2 diabetes. Periodontal disease is a major problem associated with having diabetes.
· High levels of blood glucose cause problems for the teeth and the oral cavity because it promotes growth of harmful bacteria.
· Uncontrolled blood sugar is therefore linked to a greater risk of gum disease.
· Serious periodontal disease on the other side has a high potential of causing the progression of diabetes due to poor control of blood sugar.
Other dental complications related to uncontrolled diabetes include thrush, an oral fungus, and dry mouth, which can cause sores and ulcers. If you’ve been diagnosed with diabetes, the better you control your blood glucose, the lower your risk is for periodontitis.
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Dr Nicholas Riley BDS 1996, MJDF 2012
Nik qualified from Cardiff Dental School in 1996. He has always had a keen interest in clinical excellence, and further education. He recently gained his MJDF qualifications Nik dedicates much of his time to attending many world renowned courses in restorative, aesthetic and implant dentistry, so he can ensure that patients benefit from the most up to date solutions.