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15Jun, 2016

Caring For Your Teeth With Diabetes

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With very few exceptions, people with diabetes can be treated by dentists the same way as those without diabetes. Your teeth may be cleaned by removing all deposits formed in between teeth as well as under the gum line. If this is uncomfortable, ask your dentist for “freezing”. Your dentist should do everything he or she can to eliminate pain during treatment. If you take insulin, your dentist should be told. The dental staff can then confirm with you that you took your usual insulin dosage and will ask you […]
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15May, 2016

What is Periodontal Disease?

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To understand periodontitis, it is important to have an idea of the anatomy of the tooth and its supporting structure. In almost all cases, periodontitis starts with gingivitis. In susceptible patients, plaque and tartar will cause irritation of the gums and bone loss. This condition is called periodontitis. Bone loss, means that the support of the tooth is reduced. Uncontrolled continuation of bone loss leads to tooth loss. When periodontitis is present: Pocket depth increases due to swelling and bone loss. The gums may bleed more easily when touched. The […]
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