Decatur, GA Diabetics Need Extra Gum Disease Care

If you have diabetes, your gum health is very important to watch. Periodontal disease (gum disease) is something to be very wary of because the link between gum health and blood sugar levels is strong. One can exacerbate the other. If you have diabetes you need to be vigilant about gum health as blood sugar problems could create an environment that’s very hospitable to oral bacteria. If you have gum disease, you’re also at increased risk for developing Type 2 Diabetes. Doctors at our Decatur dental office are well-versed in helping Diabetics with their gum health.

If you have had a recent diabetes diagnosis, tell your dentist. Conversely, if you’ve had a recent gum disease diagnosis, it’s advantageous to pay extra attention to blood sugar levels, particularly if you have Type 1 Diabetes or are at risk of developing Type 2 Diabetes. We are taking on new patients and can help with preventative, general, and cosmetic dentistry areas as well as periodontal treatment and maintenance.

Diabetes in Decatur, GA | Roberts Family Dental

Periodontal Disease and Systemic Links

Gum disease / periodontal disease can rob you of your teeth but it can also impact a variety of health areas. Gum disease often starts out with bleeding gums but can escalate to increase your risk of a variety of health problems. It has been linked to an increase in risk for heart attack, stroke, certain cancers, ulcers, chronic respiratory infections, pregnancy complications, diabetes, and more.

New patients of Roberts Family Dental are highly encouraged to share information about medical history, about signs of gum disease, and about other oral health concerns.

As far as it goes with diabetes, periodontal disease is a major concern. It’s a vicious circle because both conditions can feed off one another. Poor gum health makes it more difficult to control blood sugar levels. And a side-effect of diabetes is poor oral health.

Choose Dr. Roberts and Dr. Cumberbatch for Help with Your Smile and Your Oral Health

Dr. Marc Roberts and Dr. Khalil Cumberbatch along with their Decatur dental health team strive to help you avoid gum disease. If you have gum disease, we can tailor treatment and periodontal maintenance to your needs. For those with Diabetes, getting on a periodontal maintenance program could help you keep your oral health in check as well as help you ensure that your gum health isn’t making it more difficult to manage Diabetes. Contact our office at (404) 334-9542 to book an appointment for your gum assessment.

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