Diabetic Dental Care
Research shows that there is an increased prevalence of gum disease among those with diabetes. Serious gum disease may have the potential to affect blood glucose control and contribute to the progression of diabetes. People with diabetes are at an increased risk for serious gum disease because they are generally more susceptible to bacterial infection, and have a decreased ability to fight bacteria that invade the gums.
If blood glucose levels are poorly controlled, diabetics are more likely to develop serious gum disease and lose more teeth than non-diabetics.
Other oral problems associated to diabetes include: thrush, an infection caused by fungus that grows in the mouth, and dry mouth which can cause soreness, ulcers, infections and cavities.
Prevent Dental Problems
First and foremost, control blood glucose level. Then, take good care of teeth and gums, along with regular checkups every six months. To control thrush, a fungal infection, maintain good diabetic control, avoid smoking. Good blood glucose control can also help prevent or relieve dry mouth caused by diabetes.
Dental Care at Kins
To rule out the dental problems a dedicated dental department has been established. The department aims to identify diabetic patients with ‘chronic periodontitis’ which is now considered as the 6th complication of diabetes mellitus. All the chronic periodontitis and other oral problems are identified and managed comprehensively.