Diabetes and Periodontal Care

Diabetes and Periodontitis

Individuals with diabetes are more likely to have periodontal disease than people without.  Periodontal disease is often considered a complication of diabetes, particularly for those whose diabetes is not well controlled. 

Diabetes and the Peridontal Relationship


The relationship between diabetes and periodontal disease goes both ways.  Periodontal disease is more likely to be present in individuals with diabetes and then exacerbated by diabetes.  Severe periodontal disease can then increase blood sugar, contributing to increased periods of time when your body functions with higher than normal blood sugar levels, putting you at risk for diabetic complications. 

Aurora Periodontal Can Help

Dr. Dayan has given over thirty lectures at state and national conferences on the topics of diabetes and the relationship between periodontal disease and overall health.  With specialized advanced training in minimally invasive techniques such as LANAP®, periodontal disease can often be treated without traditional scalpel surgery, accelerating healing.  This is particularly helpful for those with diabetes since poor blood circulation makes it difficult to reach areas of the body affected by wounds. 

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