The aim of this study was to analyse the
relationship between periodontal problems and diabetes
mellitus patients. India being the diabetic capital of the
world, its association with oral infections and other oral
problems is increased as well. Not only oral problems,
other general problems like wound healing is also
affected in diabetic patients.
Materials And Methods:
A questionnaire based study was prepared and
distributed among the population who are known to be
diabetic with an informed consent. About fifty people
participated in this survey. Most of them were between
the age group of fifty five to sixty years of age.
Out of fifty diabetic patients, most of them
belonged to the age group of fifty five to sixty years of
age. More than half of the patients were diabetic for
more than five years. A female predilection was evident.
And almost every one of them was under medication for
diabetes mellitus either in the injection form or tablet
form or both. Most of them experienced oral swellings
with pus discharge and delayed wound healing.
Periodontal problems are one of the main initial
manifestations of diabetes mellitus. The article gives an
overview of the co relation between periodontal
problems and diabetes mellitus.