Diabetes and Teeth Problems

People with poorly controlled Diabetes or who have had it for many years, are at greater risk for dental problems. Diabetes:

  • Can reduce the blood supply to the gums, making it more likely to have infections of the gums and the bones that hold the teeth into the jaw bone.
  • High blood sugar may also cause dry mouth making gum disease worse as well as becoming more vulnerable to decay.
  • It can also lead to chronic ulcers, fungal infections inside the mouth tissues and around the corners of the lips, as well as a burning mouth sensation.
  • Some medications taken for high blood pressure (occasionally taken with Diabetes) can also have a negative impact in the health of the gums and oral tissues.

If you are uncertain of the health of your mouth and would like to have piece of mind, contact us for a consultation and we will ensure 02075639980.