More about the Importance of Dental Care with Diabetes

Treating periodontitis (gum disease) is beneficial not only to prevent tooth loss – it’s helpful for blood sugar control in diabetes. A new study found that following non-surgical procedures for treating chronic peritonitis helped patients improve their fasting plasma glucose and HbA1c levels. The researchers note that proper periodontal evaluation is essential for patients with diabetes to help them control their metabolic status and prevent tissue loss that occurs with the disease. The researchers also urge closer partnership of care between primary care providers and dentists to help maximize treatment for patients with diabetes. Read more

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