Visit the Dentist Now – Keep your Blood Sugar under check
It is a well-known fact that India is called the Diabetes capital of the World. The food habits of Indians multiplied with lifestyle with limited or no physical activity causes many Indians to be prone to this disease. Doctors are of the opinion that patient adherence to medication and lifestyle modifications play an important role in diabetes management.
So, if you are wondering how Diabetes is going to affect your Smile or your dental health, here is the detailed explanation.
Diabetes affects all parts of the body and if untreated it can affect your mouth as well. It Is also a well-researched and know fact that Diabetic people need to care for their dental health more than the other individuals. There are several studies that established the need for regular dental care for controlling diabetes.
The risk of Dental problems is high among people who have poorly controlled diabetes. They are more likely to have infections of their gums and the bones that hold their teeth in place, because diabetes can reduce the blood supply to the gums. High blood sugar may also cause dry mouth and make gum disease worse.
So why People with Diabetes more prone to gum disease?
Oral infections profoundly affect the metabolic control of the diabetes. Dental health care providers are aware of the various manifestations in which diabetes mellitus can manifest orally so that they may detect and treat them as well as take positive steps to control the glycemic status of such patients. Oral manifestations of Diabetes mellitus may be broadly categorized into two types: those affecting the hard tissues and those afflicting the soft tissues of the oral cavity.
Diabetic people are at a higher risk for gum problems because of poor blood sugar control. Blood sugar rises along with all the infections. This makes diabetes harder to control because you are more susceptible to infections and are less able to fight the bacteria invading the gums.
So, what can you do to control this?
The simple answer to this is, your Dentist visits can help you fight and control this. Visiting your Dentist is the only simple solution to the vicious circle of controlling diabetes and managing infections. Number of researches suggests that treating gum disease can positively improve blood sugar control in patients living with diabetes, decreasing the progression of the disease.
So, can your Dentist check your Diabetes?
Yes, practicing good oral hygiene and having professional deep cleanings done by your dentist can help to lower your HbA1c.The visits to the Dentist for deep cleaning, root canal, regular checkups and maintaining oral health hygiene will keep in check the blood sugar levels.
Timely deduction of dental issues, addressing it immediately will lower the risk of complications caused due to variations in blood sugar levels. Reversing or checking diabetes requires 360 degrees efforts that include food, exercises, lifestyle etc. Adding to this list is timely redressal in managing Diabetes is regular check up with the Dentists.
Periodontal disease requires prevention rather than post treatment. Since it is effectively in not only maintaining dental health but key in managing and checking diabetes, regular scheduled visits to the Dentist is very critical and will assist in checking the HbA1C levels.
Gum infections, root canal, tooth cleaning and all minor and major treatments must be done in advance especially for those with the Diabetes.
At Radiant Dental Care, be it simple or complex dental care everything is treated with due diligence, utmost care, and hygiene. Detailed history of the patient, current ailments and conditions is documented in depth before the start of all treatments. Patients with diabetes can feel at ease with the procedures and the care provided to them.
Our panel of experienced Doctors provide personalized care that is required for each and every patient and to meet each individual need.
So do not wait for your tooth to ache or for your hot and cold food/drinks to cause hurt in your mouth before you schedule your dental appointment. Prevention is better than escalating the issue; especially when blood sugar levels are so closely linked with dental care.
Diabetes is not a disease, it is a condition that can be controlled, maintained, checked and at times even reversed by living a suitable lifestyle and adequate care. So do not wait, schedule your appointment now with your Dentist NOW.