Dental Treatment Diabetes Mellitus, Diabetes Mellitus is a complex metabolic disorder characterized by chronic hyperglycemia, ie reduced production of insulin, insulin action disturbance, or a combination of both that results in glucose inability to be transported from the bloodstream to body tissues. Resulting in increased blood glucose levels and expenditure of sugar in the urine. These diseases include systemic diseases that affect all aspects of the patient’s life, including oral and dental health.
In Diabetes Mellitus patients, cells that lack glycogen as a source of food, use fat and protein to survive. As a result, the cell body enlarges, because fat and protein are obtained from the outside of the cell. However, the inside of a cell consisting of blood vessels and nerves actually shrinks (microangiopathy and neuropathy). No exception to the cells in the oral cavity. And then the damaged tooth can be treated? How Dental Treatment Diabetes Mellitus?
Relationship with oral and dental health
Diabetes Mellitus can reduce blood flow throughout your body, including your gums. If the gums and teeth do not receive proper blood intake, they can become weak and more susceptible to infection. Diabetes can also increase glucose levels in your mouth, promote bacterial growth, infection, and bad breath. Things get worse when your high blood sugar causes the body to fight infections, which makes gum healing difficult.
Oral health disorders as a sign of diabetes
Some changes in the oral cavity that occur in diabetics, among others, the wound at the corner of the mouth, dry and cracked mouth mucosa, burning sensation in the mouth and tongue, decreased saliva flow, and the number of bacteria in the oral cavity dominated by Candida Albicans, Streptococcus hemolytic, and Staphylococcus. Increased risk of cavities is also found in patients with uncontrolled diabetes.
While changes in the dental supporting tissues that occur in diabetics, among others, the tendency for swelling of the gums, gum polyps, gum polyp proliferation, abscess formation, dental supporting tissue infections (periodontitis), and loss of teeth.
Dental Treatment Diabetes Mellitus
What a diabetic should do to maintain his oral health is:
1. Medical/control to a specialist in internal medicine, especially to get blood sugar levels are always controlled which will automatically affect the state of the oral cavity.
2. Eating a diet high in fiber content is very good to maintain normal blood sugar levels and help stimulate the production of excellent saliva to get the effect of self-cleansing in the oral cavity.
3. Keep the oral hygiene by brushing your teeth at least 2 times a day (after breakfast and just before bedtime) and rinse with mouthwash (no alcohol) after brushing your teeth, and drinking water diligently.
4. Routinely go to the dentist to check the teeth to be given the necessary dental prevention and dental procedures.
If you suffer from dental and mouth disorders because diabetes mellitus contact us – (610) 664-1641 (Bala Cynwyd) or 240-550-1442 (Kensington), And come to our office at 101 Bala Avenue, Bala Cynwyd PA 19004 or 3930 Knowles Ave Suite 300 Kensington, MD 20895 – in our office, The Presidential Dental, we will serve patients with tooth decay due to diabetes mellitus. Dr. Aryani will provide friendly service for every patient she cares for.