Dentistry

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.

High Glucose Levels = Plaque

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.

Problem Symptoms Treatment
Gingivitis(unhealthy or inflamed gums)
  • Red, Swollen, and Bleeding Gums
  • Regular Cleanings by Dentist
  • Daily Brushing and Flossing
Periodontitis(gum disease, which can change from mild to severe)
  • Red, Swollen, and Bleeding Gums
  • Gums that Have Pulled Away From the Teeth
  • Long-Lasting Infection Between the Teeth and Gums
  • Bad Breath that Won’t Go Away
  • Permanent teeth that are loose or moving away from one another
  • Sometimes pus between the teeth and gums
  • Deep cleaning by dentist
  • Gum surgery in severe cases
Thrush, called Candidiasis(the growth of a naturally occurring fungus that the body is unable to control)
  • Sore, white—or sometimes red—patches on your gums, tongue, cheeks, or the roof of your mouth
  • Patches that have turned into open sores
  • Medicine that doctor or dentist prescribes to kill the fungus
  • Cleaning dentures
  • Removing dentures for part of the day or night, and soaking them in medicine that your doctor or dentist prescribes
Dry mouth, called xerostomia (a lack of saliva in your mouth, which raises your risk for tooth decay and gum disease)
  • Dry feeling in your mouth, often or all of the time
  • Dry, rough tongue
  • Pain in the mouth
  • Cracked lips
  • Mouth sores or infection
  • Problems chewing, eating, swallowing, or talking
  • Taking medicine to keep your mouth wet that your doctor or dentist prescribes
  • Rinsing with a fluoride mouth rinse to prevent cavities
  • Using sugarless gum or mints to increase saliva flow
  • Taking frequent sips of water
  • Avoiding tobacco, caffeine, and alcoholic beverages
  • Using a humidifier, a device that raises the level of moisture in your home, at night
  • Avoiding spicy or salty foods that may cause pain in a dry mouth
Oral Burning(a burning sensation inside the mouth caused by uncontrolled blood glucose levels)
  • Burning feeling in the mouth
  • Dry mouth
  • Bitter taste
  • Symptoms may worsen throughout the day
  • Seeing your doctor, who may change your diabetes medicine
  • Once your blood glucose is under control, the oral burning will go away

Working Hours

  • DR. H.SRINIVASAN, M.D.S

    09:00 A.M –05:00 P.M

    DAYS: MONDAY – SATURDAY