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Does healing after oral surgery take longer?

Poorly-controlled diabetics may have impaired circulation and immune system. Consequently they may have prolonged wound healing, especially after a surgical procedure.

Well-controlled diabetics have minimal risk of complications
Diabetes can lower your resistance to infection and can slow the healing process. If you are having extensive oral surgery, your dentist may prescribe antibiotics to minimize the risk of infection. To help the healing process, keep your blood glucose levels under control before, during and after surgery. If you experience any problems, be sure to contact your dentist.

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