Uncontrolled diabetes leads to aggressive gum disease

Gum disease is infection of the gums and the bones that hold the teeth in place.Diabetes causes changes to blood vessels. This affects the flow of nutrients. It also affects how waste is removed from body tissues. This can weaken the gums and bones and raise risk for infection.

Also, if diabetes is poorly controlled, higher blood sugar levels in the mouth fluids will help bacteria grow that can cause gum disease. Poor blood sugar control makes it harder for your immune system to fight infections. Uncontrolled gum disease may also make it harder to control the diabetes.

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