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As a diabetic, you should always attend regular dental check ups, making the dentist aware of your diabetic condition. There are several symptoms that may indicate your diabetes is affecting your oral health. Gum disease is one of the most common. This may involve bleeding, soreness, or even puss excretion. Your teeth may also become loose or shift out of place. Other symptoms include a burning sensation in your mouth, bad breath, and constant dry mouth. If you are experiencing any of these symptoms, it is important to contact your dentist as soon as possible. Be prepared to discuss your diabetes, what you are doing to control the condition, and any medications that you might be taking. While the best way to reduce your symptoms is to control your diabetes, your dentist may be able to give you advice to help you maintain better oral health. As gum disease can make control of your diabetes difficult, you should always inform your physician of any oral health problems and any treatment you are receiving for them.
American Dental Association answered
If you have diabetes, you are at greater risk of developing some oral health problems. The most common oral health problems associated with diabetes are gum disease, fungal infections and delayed healing:
Good oral hygiene habits, including professional cleanings at the dental office, are important if you are to control the progression of gum disease and other oral health problems. Regular dental checkups and periodontal screenings are important for evaluating overall dental health and for treating dental problems in their initial stages.