Diabetes and Gum Pain

Checking blood sugar with finger checkIf you’re a diabetic, it’s important to know how gum disease directly affects your health.

Diabetes brings a number of different health challenges, including problems with the mouth and gums. Diabetics have a higher risk of developing bacterial infections in the mouth, which can affect their ability to control diabetes.

Gum pain and gum inflammation can advance to become periodontal disease. For a diabetic, this can make treatment more complex. we at Kilby Family Dentistry are here to help provide preventative steps.