The Link Between Gum Disease and Diabetes

Gum disease and diabetes multiply each other’s complications. They form a negative synergetic relationship, an unhealthy combination that can wreck havoc.

Gum disease is essentially a continuing and unforgiving oral infection that requires treatment, and preferably early intervention. Ongoing oral infections can make it very difficult to control blood sugar levels. Infections are a notorious complicating factor for diabetics.

Diabetics need to be proactive about their overall health and this includes their oral health. A proper periodontal maintenance program can secure your oral health and prevent oral infections that otherwise would make it more difficult to control your blood sugar levels.

Call our office today at 818-584-1841 for a consultation to review your oral health to maximize your overall health.