Goal: To make and keep appointments for routine and special dental care, as needed.
Having diabetes is a major risk factor for developing periodontal disease, especially when blood glucose isn’t well controlled. One large study found about 60 percent of people with diabetes have some evidence of periodontal disease. Diabetes is the leading cause of periodontal (gum) disease. People with diabetes (both type 1 and type 2) experience three times greater risk of periodontal disease than non-diabetics.
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