ORAL HEALTH management considerations in patients with diabetes mellitus

Diabetes mellitus (DM) is one of the most serious diseases of metabolism. 

Long-term consequences of hyperglycemia are very heterogeneous and affect partially all tissues and organs of the organism. 


A number of oral diseases and disorders have been associated with DM, and periodontitis has been identified as a possible risk factor for poor glycemic control and the development of other clinical complications of diabetes. 

In this review article, we discuss the relevant information about DM associated oral conditions and role of dental practitioners to take the responsibility to develop programs to educate the public about the oral manifestations of diabetes and its complications on oral health in order to promote proper oral health and to reduce the risk of oral diseases. 

Introduction : Diabetes Mellitus (DM) is a chronic disease that occurs when the pancreas does not produce enough insulin (a hormone that regulates blood sugar) or alternatively, when the body cannot effectively use the insulin it produces.

The overall risk of dying among people with diabetes is at least double the risk of their peers without diabetes. 

The term DM describes a metabolic disorder of multiple etiology characterized by chronic hyperglycemia with disturbances of carbohydrate, fat, and protein metabolism resulting from defects in insulin secretion, insulin action, or both. 

°Oral health management considerations in patients with diabetes mellitus 
°Sandeep Kaur, Kirandeep Kaur, Shalu Rai, Rajat Khajuria


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