Do You Or Someone You Know Have Diabetes?
If you have diabetes keeping your glucose level within a healthy range and regular dentist checkups are key to managing your oral health. Diabetes can lower your body’s resistance to infection and slow the healing process. These changes can affect your teeth and gums, a common oral health problem associated with diabetes is periodontal disease.
See Your Dentist Immediately If You Have Signs Of:
- Gums bleeding easily
- Red, swollen or tender gums
- Gums that have pulled away from teeth
- Persistent bad breath or bad taste
- Permanent teeth that are loos or separating
It is also possible to have periodontal disease and not have any of these warning signs or have different symptoms. That is why regular dental checkups with your Hendersonville dentist is very important.
Eating a healthy diet and taking your insulin or oral medications as your doctor directs or advising your dentist about your condition will help you successfully manage the oral complications of diabetes.