Are gum disease and diabetes-related?
Hello, please tell me are gum disease and diabetes-related? I have been having bleeding gums and swollen red gums. I have type-2 diabetes. I am 48 years old, male. My diabetes was diagnosed last month.
@shel Hello, yes they are related and people with diabetes have gum problems if their diabetes is not managed. Diabetes causes blood vessel changes. The thickened blood vessels can reduce the flow of nutrients and remove wastes from body tissues. This reduced blood flow can weaken the gums and bones. This puts them at greater risk for infection. Diabetes that is not controlled well leads to higher blood sugar (glucose) levels in the mouth fluids. This promotes the growth of bacteria that can cause gum disease. Taking care of your teeth and gums correctly, such as with regular brushing and flossing, can help prevent mouth problems linked to diabetes. When you have diabetes, you can also keep your teeth and gums healthy by controlling your blood sugar level and getting regular dental check-ups. You should take the help of a doctor and take regular check-ups. Thanks!