During the past 10 years, a lot of research has been undertaken on the link between diabetes and periodontal disease. We have learned that periodontal disease is the sixth leading complication of diabetes.
This means that if you have diabetes, you are 3 to 4 times more likely to develop periodontal disease, with a higher rate of more severe levels of bone loss and gum infection.
Ouch! And it’s an ‘ouch’ to your dental health, overall health, and pocketbook.
This is why EK Dental Surgery believes it is important or our patients to know about diabetes, periodontal disease, and how they interact.