Dentistry is a branch of medicine that is involved in the study, diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of diseases, disorders and conditions of the oral cavity, commonly in the dentition but also the oral mucosa, and of adjacent and related structures and tissues, particularly in the maxillofacial (jaw and facial) area.
Uncontrolled Diabetes can affect your whole body, including your mouth. So you’ll want to take special care of your teeth and gums. It’s also important to manage your blood sugar. Over time, increased levels of blood glucose can put you at risk for oral health problems.
We also encourage to prevent oral diseases through proper maintanence of oral hygiene and regular checkups for professional cleaning and evaluation. Oral infections and inflammations may affect overall health and conditions in the oral cavity may be indicative of systemic diseases, such as, diabetes, celiac diseases or cancer. Gum diseases are associated with an increased risk of diabetes, heart disease,etc. The concept that oral health can affect systemic health and disease is referred to as “oral-systemic health”.
Treatments We Provide:
- Scaling and polishing (Professional cleaning).
- Restorations (filling).
- Implants .
- Root canal treatment.
- Tooth extraction.
- Orthodontic braces.
- Laser surgery (for gum diseases).
- Smile management.
- Fixed and removable dentures(tooth replacement).
Diabetes and oral health :
How can diabetes affects oral health?
Glucose is present in your saliva—the fluid in your mouth that makes it wet. When diabetes is not controlled, high glucose levels in your saliva help harmful bacteria grow. These bacteria combine with food to form a soft, sticky film called plaque. Plaque also comes from eating foods that contain sugars or starches. Some types of plaque cause tooth decay or cavities. Other types of plaque cause gum disease and bad breath.
Gum disease can be more severe and take longer to heal if you have diabetes. In turn, having gum disease can make your blood glucose hard to control.
What are the most common mouth problems from diabetes?
The following chart shows the most common mouth problems from diabetes.
|Gingivitis(unhealthy or inflamed gums)||
|Periodontitis(gum disease, which can change from mild to severe)||
|Thrush, called Candidiasis(the growth of a naturally occurring fungus that the body is unable to control)||
|Dry mouth, called xerostomia (a lack of saliva in your mouth, which raises your risk for tooth decay and gum disease)||
|Oral Burning(a burning sensation inside the mouth caused by uncontrolled blood glucose levels)||