Diabetes also increases the risk of inflammation of the gums, gingivitis, which is a sign, among other things, of poor blood sugar regulation. This inflammation finds its origin in the accumulation of bacteria then forming dental plaque and/or tartar. Again, remember to visit your dentist every 6 months, maintain good oral hygiene and perform regular scaling to eliminate the bacteria responsible for the infection. The objective is to protect you as much as possible against any inflammatory disease called gingival which can induce an imbalance of diabetes.
Diabetes also constitutes a risk of periodontitis, which very often begins with gingivitis: infectious pockets form between the gums and the teeth to gradually destroy the bone. By reaching the supporting tissue of the teeth, this inflammatory disorder is a reason for consultation with the dentist. Failure to take care of it can eventually cause destruction of the bone and loosening or even loss of teeth. The absence of care will also increase the detrimental cardiovascular risk in diabetic patients, who are already fragile on this level*.
*diabetic patients have an increased risk of high blood pressure, narrowing of the arteries (atherosclerosis), coronary heart disease and stroke