Are you in need of gum disease treatment? Beyond putting you at risk for tooth loss, diabetes and gum disease have a destructive relationship. If you have Diabetes, there is a vicious circle with gum disease. Conversely, if you have gum disease you could be hurting your health and putting your blood sugar levels at greater risk. The connection between diabetes and gum disease is a negative one whether you have diabetes today or are at increased risk for Type 2 Diabetes.
Diabetes Makes Gum Disease Worse
Because Diabetics are at increased risk for infection, they are at increased risk for developing gum disease. Does gum disease hurt? It can, at early stages, be painless but still destructive, for those with and without diabetes as well as those at risk for developing type 2 Diabetes.
Gum Disease Hurts Blood Sugar Stability and Makes Diabetes Worse
If you have gum disease and diabetes, it can be more difficult to control your blood sugar. Gum disease can raise blood sugar levels and make them more difficult to stabilize, putting you at risk of diabetes complications. If you have gum disease, you also increase your risk of developing type 2 Diabetes and other health issues as well. Periodontal disease puts you at risk for heart disease, stroke, kidney problems, osteoporosis, and some cancers as well as other problems.
The Houston Dentists – Help for Periodontal Disease and Tooth Loss
The Houston Dentists: Bellaire Periodontal Treatments
Drs. Frazar, Hedge, and the Bellaire dental team at The Houston Dentists are well versed in treating gum disease. If you have Diabetes, improving or maintain gum health is vital. Conversely, if you have gum disease you are at increased risk for Diabetes. Meet with us today for a consultation by calling (713) 481-5666. Our patient centered approach and caring team of Bellaire dentists strive to make every visit to The Houston Dentists a positive one.