Diabetes and Oral Health

Preventative Dental Treatments for Diabetics

Individuals suffering from diabetes, especially uncontrolled diabetics, have a higher risk of developing bacterial infections of the mouth. These infections may impair your ability to process insulin, resulting in greater difficulty with controlling your diabetes. Periodontal disease will be more severe than those of a non-diabetic and treatment more difficult. However, well-controlled diabetics have a lower incidence of cavities.

For more information about Diabetes and Oral Health or to schedule a consultation with Dr. Goettisheim, call our office in Mt. Kisco, NY at Lawrence Goettisheim, DDS, PC Phone Number 914-241-7670.

Steps to prevent periodontal disease include daily brushing and flossing to remove plaque from your teeth and gums, regular dental visits for professional cleaning and regular periodontal evaluation. Dr. Lawrence Goettisheim must also be told of your history and the current status of your condition. And finally, you can help resist periodontal infection by maintaining control of your blood sugar levels.