Diabetes and Dental Care: Protecting Your Gums

dca-blog_article-41_tooth-and-gum-diabetic-patients

Many adults have some form of gum disease. Periodontal disease ranges from mild inflammation to major damage to the gums and connective tissues that support teeth. Severe gum disease can result in tooth loss. If you have diabetes, you have a higher risk of developing gum disease, especially if your blood sugar is not under good control. Existing gum disease can raise blood sugar levels, which makes it difficult to fight infections all over your body, including your mouth. To avoid the endless circle, you must pay close attention to your oral health and practice proper care for gums.

Diabetes and Dental Care: Daily Tips

To keep gum disease at bay, monitor your blood sugar levels carefully. If they are not within your target range, talk to your doctor about changing lifestyle factors or medications to improve your control. Brush your teeth twice daily with a soft-bristled toothbrush, and floss each day. Be sure to press the floss against your teeth and not your gum tissues. Rinse your mouth with water after consuming sweet or starchy foods to help eliminate food particles that could adhere to teeth. Check your gums regularly for signs of inflammation such as soreness, redness, swelling, or bleeding.

Stop problems before they start by finding an affordable dentist and scheduling regular exams and dental cleanings. You should see your dentist at least every six months and any time you have symptoms of gum inflammation or other dental problems. Before having any dental procedures performed, remind your dentist that you are diabetic. If your blood sugar levels are too high, you may need to postpone surgery until they are under control.

To get the dental care you deserve from an affordable dentist in Atlanta, call Imagix Dental today or make an appointment.

Imagix Dental and its affiliated practices offer affordable family dentistry and gentle, compassionate dental care in Atlanta. Our offices are conveniently located with extended hours to meet your needs. Our practices provide most dental services, from basic preventative care and general dentistry to specialized procedures and complete dental reconstruction. We accept most dental insurance plans and offer affordable financial solutions for any budget. Patient satisfaction is our top priority and we strive to provide the exceptional, affordable dental care and personal touch that lead to lasting relationships. A smiling patient is our greatest reward and we look forward to keeping those smiles healthy, beautiful, and bright. Discover affordable dentists who truly care.

Read What Our Patients Say
Patient Reviews
Dr.Lee is amazing. I had to get 3 teeth removed and each tooth took seconds!!! The longest part was waiting for the nova caine to work. Furthermore, I had 5 fillings done by Dr.Lee. Also, I need more […]
Brandy E.
The staff is so friendly and good with children.
Lukas B.
I am a 15+ year client in this practice. I have seen many dentist come and go but it is your dental hygienist, Chi Chi, and your office staff that keeps me coming back. I also really like your fairly […]
Lee H.
Dr. Patel and Charlelisa were great. I was so nervous. They made me feel comfortable. They took their time with me and explained every detail to set the expectation of what was going to happen! They […]
KaSondra A.
Clean and very friendly environment. Staff very knowledgeable.
Christine M.
They are more than only highly competent professionals. Dr. Nayyar and his administrative executive, Robin are always on time, willing to accommodate the patient’s individualized needs medically […]
Lynn G.
Great service and personable care for my dental needs.
Kathy K.
Luis is a great dental hygienist! He does a great job and is always very friendly.
Kristin W.
The staff is friendly. The office as a whole runs efficiently. When your appointment time is scheduled that is when they see you typically. Love them and recommend them to everyone.
Lorraine H.
Friendly, attentive staff and professionalism of everyone involved in my treatment
Stephanie Q.
Love coming here for dental work and would recommend to friends. Excellent work and service.
Kathy R.
The overall experience has been a great one for my daughter and is helping me with proper oral care as she continues to grow.
Presley T.
I’m very pleased with the level of professionalism and comfort provided by all the staff.
Louis F.
Amber and DR Lee are great.
Donald K.
Staff friendliness
Rohnique F.
The entire staff was sooooo nice, helpful and professional! My 10 year old was so comfortable getting his entire procedure done! Thank you guys for being kind to us!
Nikeisha M.
Great people! Caring!
Sue M.
Made a difficult appt very easy. Everything went smoothly, procedure was explained and the staff was great.
Kristen F.
Rennia was absolutely amazing and the whole staff was great and friendly!!! My teeth feel like a brand new red bottoms !!!! Paula, Jessica, Abreanna, everyone was great!!! Im happy i found a new home […]
Shawn L.
Dr.wright and her Ortho team did a great job on my teeth!! I feel like a new person, also makes me laugh when I come in!!
Leslie P.
We Accept Most Insurance Plans!
Learn More

We accept most insurance plans and will be happy to help you understand the coverage that you have. We will do our best to see that you receive your maximum insurance benefits for all covered services.

No Insurance? No Worries! See our discounts and offers here