If you have diabetes, you are at a higher risk of developing periodontal diseases. Periodontal diseases are the infections in the gum and bone that hold the teeth in place.
Diabetes causes changes to the blood vessels affecting the flow of nutrients. As a consequence, this can weaken the gums and bones and causes infection. If you have uncontrolled diabetes, the high blood sugar levels in the mouth fluids will help bacteria grow causing gum disease. Due to this, it makes it difficult for your immune system to fight infections.
Gingivitis is the mildest form of gum disease. Untreated gingivitis causes mild periodontitis. Advanced periodontitis is the most advanced stage of gum disease that causes major bone loss and this may loosen your teeth.
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