The Link Between Gum Disease and Diabetes

Helping the Moore Community Improve Oral Health

Periodontal disease and diabetes have been found to share a two-way street, where people with diabetes are more likely to develop periodontal disease. Periodontal treatment has been found to have an improved effect on glycaemic control. People with diabetes are also more prone to heart disease, inflammation, potentially worsening the severity of gum disease from mild gingivitis to advanced cases of periodontal disease.