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DENTAL HEALTH AND DIABETES - Article Published in Health Tribune

Human body with its versatile organs functions as one unit. If any one part of body is malfunctioning, it disrupts its normal working. Similarly, in diabetes – which is a condition of insulin deficiency leading to increase in blood sugar levels, has adverse effects on not only all the vital organs of the body but also on oral cavity.

Diabetes leads to arteriosclerosis (closure of blood vessels by fat deposition) which leads to decreased blood supply to various vital organs of the body and tissues of the oral cavity. Since blood is essential for survival of various tissues, decrease in blood supply leads to malfunctioning of these tissues.

ORAL MANIFESTATIONS OF DIABETES

In cases of uncontrolled diabetes drying and cracking of oral mucosa, burning sensation and decrease in salivary flow occurs. Saliva helps in keeping the mouth clean by its washing action on residual food debris which may have gathered after eating food. Decrease in salivary flow hampers this cleansing action. This leads to more susceptibility towards tooth decay. Stagnating food debris also leads to bad breath. However, the most striking feature of diabetes is reduction in defense mechanism of body and increased susceptibility to infections. This means that if a diabetic patient is not maintaining a good oral hygiene then he is more susceptible to develop dental problems compared to an undiabetic person. Stagnating food debris around teeth bring about destruction of the bone that supports teeth. This process in a diabetic patient is hastened and mobility of teeth results at a rapid pace. Also since the blood supply in diabetes is decreased, the ability of tissues to undergo repair is compromised. This leads to a delay in healing.

It is due to this reason that many a times, a diabetic patient complains of an ulceration of oral mucosa or an abcess formation which takes a long time to heal. Also if any dental surgical procedure, such as a tooth extraction, is to be undertaken, then it is mandatory to control the blood sugar levels. Also such a patient is administered relevant antibiotics before the procedure to prevent any infections. If a diabetic patient also happens to be a chronic smoker or an alcolhic, then healing of tissues is further delayed and susceptibility to infections is increased by many folds.

TIPS FOR DIABETIC PATIENTS UNDERGOING DENTAL TREATMENT

1) Must inform dentist of their diabetic status.
2) Must show their blood sugar records to dentist.
3) Should get endocrinological clearance before start of dental procedure.
4) Visit a dentist regularly for check-up.

DENTAL HEALTH AND HEART DISEASE

Heart ailments have a high rate of occurrence. Heart regulates blood circulation in body. Any disturbance in its normal functioning can lead to disastrous consequences to the body. All the organs of the body function as a single unit. If any part of the body malfunctions it effects the whole system. Dental patients usually are perplexed as to why before any dental treatment their dentist makes a detailed history of their medical problems. More so, of their cardiac status. Most common question asked to a dentist is –is there any connection between heart and teeth? What difference is it going to make on the dental treatment plan?

In a cardiac patient, a dental treatment plan is much more conservative and extra precautions are taken compared to a systemically normal, healthy patient.

CASES OF ANGINA AND MYOCARDIAL INFARACTION (HEART ATTACK)

In such cases, patients are usually put on anti-coagulant drugs (drugs used to prevent blood from clotting) such as, Ecosprin, Disprin, Colsprin etc. These drugs prevent blood from clotting. This implies that if due to some reason bleeding results then it is likely to occur for a longer period of time than normal. In some cases there may even be difficulty in controlling such bleeding.

If in such a case a dentist has to perform a surgical procedure such as extraction etc. then under cardiological guidance the patient is instructed to stop intake of such drugs a week before the procedure. Also the dentist may get bleeding and clotting time checked for such a patient before performing the procedure.

Moreover, the dentist advocates plain local anesthesia that is free of adrenaline as latter can adversely effect hearts functioning. Also dental procedure may stress the patient and since stress can adversely effect heart, hence patients are also advocated anti-anxiety drugs. It is also extremely important that patient’s blood pressure be normal.

A written cardiological clearance before undertaking dental treatment is mandatory.

CASES OF VALVULAR DISORDER

Microbial infection of the heart valve leads to a condition called as infective endocarditis. Bacteria causing this infection are similar to the one’s causing dental periodontitis (which is infection of the supporting structures of the teeth.) During various dental procedures such as teeth cleaning (scaling) or extraction, these bacteria can enter the blood stream and reach the heart valves where they may cause infection. Hence in such like cases dental procedures are undertaken only after proper antibiotic administration.

PATIENTS HAVING PACEMAKERS

Dental instruments which are electrically operated are usually avoided in such cases as they may hinder in the functioning of pacemakers thereby leading to complications. Hence it is important that the patient discloses that he/she has a pacemaker fitted.

To conclude, it is necessary for cardiac patients undergoing dental treatment to avoid shortcuts and follow proper instructions of both the cardiologists and the dentist to avoid complications.


DENTAL HEALTH AND DIABETES - Article Published in HT Ludhiana Live

Human body with its versatile organs functions as one unit. If any one part of body is malfunctioning, it disrupts its normal working.  Similarly, in diabetes – which is a condition of insulin deficiency leading to increase in blood sugar levels, has adverse effects on not only all the vital organs of the body but also on oral cavity.

Diabetes leads to arteriosclerosis (closure of blood vessels by fat deposition) which leads to decreased blood supply to various vital organs of the body and tissues of the oral cavity. Since blood is essential for survival of various tissues, decrease in blood supply leads to malfunctioning of these tissues.

ORAL MANIFESTATIONS OF DIABETES

In cases of uncontrolled diabetes drying and cracking of oral mucosa, burning sensation and decrease in salivary flow occurs. Saliva helps in keeping the mouth clean by its washing action on residual food debris which may have gathered after eating food. Decrease in salivary flow hampers this cleansing action. This leads to more susceptibility towards tooth decay. Stagnating food debris also leads to bad breath.However, the most striking feature of diabetes is reduction in defense mechanism of body and increased susceptibility to infections. This means that if a diabetic patient is not maintaining a good oral hygiene then  he is more susceptible to develop dental problems compared to an undiabetic person. Stagnating  food debris around teeth bring about destruction of the bone that supports teeth. This process in a diabetic patient is hastened and mobility of teeth results at a rapid pace. Also since the blood supply in diabetes is decreased, the ability of tissues to undergo repair is compromised. This leads to a delay in healing.

It is due to this reason that many a times, a diabetic patient complains of  an ulceration  of oral mucosa or an abcess formation which takes a long time to heal. Also if any dental surgical procedure, such as a tooth extraction, is to be undertaken, then it is mandatory to control the blood sugar levels. Also such a patient is administered relevant antibiotics before the procedure to prevent any infections. If a diabetic patient also happens to be a chronic smoker or an alcolhic, then  healing of tissues is further delayed and susceptibility to infections is increased by many folds.

TIPS FOR DIABETIC PATIENTS UNDERGOING DENTAL TREATMENT

1)Must inform dentist of their diabetic status.
2)Must show their blood sugar records to dentist.
3)Should get endocrinological clearance before start of dental procedure.
4)Visit a dentist regularly for check-up.

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