Periodontal Disease Associated with Diabetic Patients

Authors : Nivetha. V, Kanmani. P, Priyanka . P, Dr. Uma Sudhakar

Volume/Issue : Volume 4 - 2019, Issue 10 - October

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 Aim: 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.  Results: 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.  Conclusion: 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.


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