Oral Health Problems among Diabetic Patients – Part of Dental Professionals in Diagnostic and Therapy
Chwalba Artur and Ewa Otto-Buczkowska*
Medical Specialist Centre in Gliwice Poland
- *Corresponding Author:
- Ewa Otto-Buczkowska
44-100 Gliwice, Poland
Tel: 48 32 231 01
E-mail: [email protected]
Received Date: September 18, 2014; Accepted Date: November 14, 2014; Published Date: November 18, 2014
Citation:Artur C, Otto-Buczkowska E (2014) Oral Health Problems among Diabetic Patients – Part of Dental Professionals in Diagnostic and Therapy. J Oral Hyg Health 2:167. doi:10.4172/2332-0702.1000167
Copyright: ©2014 Artur C, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
Diabetes mellitus is a metabolic disease characterized by hyperglycemia. This is the result of a deficiency in insulin secretion or an increased cellular resistance to the actions of insulin, leading to a variety of metabolic abnormalities. Persistent hyperglycemia has been associated with the incidence and progression in diabetes-related complications, including oral health problems such as oral mucosal diseases, dental caries, salivary dysfunction, oral infections, taste and other neurosensory disorders. Dentists play a major role as part of an allied health team in providing oral care to patients with diabetes. Screening for diabetes and prediabetes in the dental office may provide an important benefit to patients. Several studies have demonstrated the beneficial effect of periodontal treatment on metabolic control of diabetic patients.
The aim of this article is to present an overview of opinions contained in the contemporary literature and presentation of the results of clinical trials performed in oral health problems among diabetic patients.