Saturday, November 17, 2012

Unhealthy Gums Can Be Signs of Diabetes

Diabetes is known as a silent disease is one disease that suddenly strikes without symptoms and signs specific. High blood sugar levels it can also be observed from one's gum health, which may be an indicator of diabetes.

Gum disease including health complications that can be experienced by people with diabetes. In fact, people with diabetes are 3 to 4 times more likely to develop periodontal disease or bacterial infection of the gums to the ligaments and bone that support the teeth.

Periodontal disease can increase the risk of loss of bone supporting the teeth. This happens because most people with diabetes are more susceptible to bacterial infection and the immune system is low, so that the body can not fight the bacteria that cause gum disease.

In turn, serious gum disease can affect blood glucose control and contribute to the development of diabetes. So there is a reciprocal relationship between gum disease to diabetes.

Someone with diabetes or those at high risk for diabetes should be aware of the signs of the gums following:

1. Reddish gums, swollen, and bleed easily
2. Gums have receded to the tooth root is clearly visible
3. The emergence of pus between teeth and gums
4. Bad breath or a bad taste in the mouth
5. The distance between the teeth too loose

If the gum disease gets worse, mean diabetes has grown to be getting worse too. Immediately get medical care if you find any signs of the following:

1. tooth decay
2. periodontal Disease
3. Salivary gland dysfunction
4. dry mouth
5. fungal Infections
6. Infection and delayed healing
7. Burning mouth syndrome
8. Less sensitive to the taste

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