The Odds Of Developing Gum Diseases In A Diabetic Patient
With the influx of cutting-edge technology and advance research, scientists are able to unveil many dreadful secrets. Who would have known before that grinding teeth could be hereditary? A recent research suggests that there is some relationship between diabetes and gum-related issues. Yes, you read it right.
For many of us, who have or do know someone who is suffering from diabetes, it might not be surprising to know that dealing with this disease and suppressing your desire to eat delectable desserts is not easy. On top of it, diabetes is now also considered a major reason for inviting other major health-related issues – oral health issues are the latest addition to this list.
Diabetes Increases The Chances Of Infection In Gums By Twofold
Diabetes is known to decrease a person’s immunity, which makes him/her more prone to becoming sick. What happens inside the mouth of a diabetic person is that their immune system remains ineffective in fighting back with the bacteria surrounding their gum line. The bacteria keep growing when no resistance is there. Even gross is the fact that these bad bacteria in return intensify diabetes and also make the body vulnerable to other diabetes-related health problems such as stroke, kidney and heart diseases and a rise in the blood sugar level.
What A Diabetic Patient Should Do To Avoid Gum Diseases?
- First off, try to control your diabetes, eat healthy and exercise daily to stay fit.
- Brushing and flossing should not be taken for granted (do them twice and once daily respectively)
- Don’t make worse the problems you have already by smoking.
- Right away consult with a dentist if your gums do not look healthy and you are spitting blood after regular brushing.
How to Know If You Have Gum Disease
Early diagnosis of any disease is the key to having the certainty of successful recovery. Look for the following symptoms before you head to the dentist to get your gums treated.
- Change in the taste of the food you are eating.
- Sensitive teeth.
- Tender or swollen gums which will turn red.
- Traces of blood after flossing or brushing.
There are more than 300 million diabetic patients worldwide and unfortunately, most of them couldn’t care less about them being affected with oral health problems. They only head to a dentist when the problem is full-grown or their doctor himself diagnoses them with one, which is terrible. Seek treatment before it’s too late!
If you suspect you have gum disease, call Kososki Dental now at (972) 235-8900.