What The Experts Say

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What The Experts Say2018-12-03T17:56:29+00:00

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.
Robert Genco, SUNY Prof. Oral Biology and Microbiology, University of Buffalo

Diabetes and periodontitis have become a global burden of chronic diseases. Both have many common risk factors.

William C Hsu, Assistant Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School. Vice President International Programs, Joslin Diabetes Centre
  • Reduced saliva may be due to a disturbance in glycaemic control.
  • Hypo-salivation is related to elevated blood glucose.
Carlos Mendieta, Professor of Periodontology and Head of Periodontic Unit. Director Master in Periodontology and Oral Implantology, University of Barcelona
  • 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.
Eduard Montanya, Professor of Endicronology, University of Barcelona
  • Periodontal disease is a risk factor for systemic disease.
  • Poor Control of periodontal disease pre-disposes to diabetes.
Mariano Sanz, Professor and Chair of Periodontology, University Complutense, Madrid

Conclusion

Early detection and treatment or periodontal disease can significantly reduce the complications of diabetes.

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