Are you aware of the risk factors associated with diabetes and your oral health? While diabetes is obviously linked to your overall health, it is also closely linked to your oral health. In particular, diabetes can also have an effect on gum disease, and you should let your dentist know if you are experiencing the symptoms of gum disease, such as tender, swollen, or bleeding gums.
One of the biggest risks associated with diabetes is the complications that can arise from increased blood sugar levels. This includes a delayed recovery time from treatments. Diabetes can even lead to issues such as an increased risk for tooth decay and gum disease. Along the same lines, your mouth may produce less saliva, which keeps your mouth clean, hydrated and healthy. Because nearly 10% of the United States population has diabetes, your dentist is well prepared to provide you with the treatments you need. Be sure to tell your dentist if you are a diabetic so he can recommend the best treatments for you.
If you have diabetes and need oral health care treatments from Gary W. Lee, DDS at our dentist office in Diamond Bar, California, then you are welcome to call us at 909-861-2331 to set up a visit with Dr. Gary W.D. Lee and our team.