Are gum diseases and diabetes-related?
Hello, my mother who is type-2 diabetic usually gets mouth/gum inflammation. I read in an article People with uncontrolled diabetes tend to get periodontitis more often than the average person or those who keep their diabetes under control. Is it true? Are gum diseases and diabetes-related? How?
@ushi Hello, if one doesn’t control his/her diabetes then it can lead to various gum problems. 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. 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. Please talk to your dentist to avoid further complications.