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Should I delay tooth implants if I have problems controlling blood sugar?

If you have problems controlling blood sugar levels, then consult your physician immediately. Often times though, even this obstacle can be overcome! Ask your Dentist.

Dentists or oral surgeons may delay a procedure or surgery until you have good control of your blood glucose. Poorly controlled blood glucose decreases your tissue’s ability to heal.  One study shows that having elevated blood glucose, (hyperglycemia), reduces the recovery of bone by up to 40% after a  procedure.  This problem can be minimized by taking insulin and your other medications regularly to control your blood sugar.w

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