separate from the gums. Furthermore, these pockets can get infected.
If not attended to, this condition can cause mammoth destruction to the bone and soft tissue supporting the teeth.
Consequently, the jawbone and gums begin to drift away from the teeth. At this point, the patient’s teeth get loose and fall off intermittently.
Periodontitis is even further aggravated in people with diabetes because the condition significantly suppresses their immunity, consequently lowering the healing rate. Oral issues are particularly prevalent in diabetes patients over 50 years old.
You can tell diabetes is causing your oral issues when you notice a mouth sore that appears to take forever to heal. More than that, holes (or dark spots) in your teeth, loosening teeth, and bad breath (which persists even after brushing) are symptoms of diabetes affecting your mouth.
Can proper dental care help?
Yes, adequate dental care can go a long way in mitigating the catastrophic impact of diabetes on your mouth. But first, you have to manage your diabetes religiously. How?
Keep a keen watch on your glucose level. The medical practitioner monitoring your diabetes should set a target level for you to aim your glucose levels at. Make sure your lifestyle and food choices are in line.
With a hand on your diabetes, your dental care can produce better results. Brushing is the most important dental care procedure in this regard.
It is recommended that you brush at least twice every day. This includes your traditional