Proceedings from the Symposium, Diabetes, Oral Health & Nutrition. Barcelona November, 2015
A Summary of Clinician observations of oral health in diabetes and why AnOxident balance can be considered a useful adjunct to in care pathway of a diabetic.
- Periodontal disease affects glycaemic control.
- At present, there is no specific treatment for diabetic oral disease.
- The wound healing factors of gingiva are impaired due to insulin resistance.
Diabetes and periodontitis have become a global burden of chronic diseases. Both have many common risk factors.
- Reduced saliva may be due to a disturbance in glycaemic control.
- Hypo-salivation is related to elevated blood glucose.
- Diabetes is defined by the WHO as a 21st century epidemic.
- Periodontal diseases are the main oral health problem in people with diabetes.
- Diabetes is a risk factor for periodontal diseases.
- The risk of periodontitis is 3x greater in diabetics and poor metabolic control increases this risk factor.
- Treatment of periodontitis has been shown to improve metabolic control.
- It is imperative, therefore, to stop the damage from occurring.
- Periodontal disease is a risk factor for systemic disease.
- Poor Control of periodontal disease pre-disposes to diabetes.
Early detection and treatment or periodontal disease can significantly reduce the complications of diabetes.