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Researchers seek link between periodontal treatment and diabetes
Updated: 3/17/2011 12:59:59 PM

After undergoing standard gum disease treatment, the diabetic patients will be evaluated for blood sugar improvements Investigators from Stony Brook University School of Dental Medicine are conducting a trial that will evaluate whether or not individuals who suffer from type-2 diabetes show improved blood sugar levels after undergoing treatment for periodontal disease.

According to statistics from the American Academy of Periodontology (AAP), diabetics are up to four times more likely to suffer from gum disease than individuals who have normal blood glucose.

Study participants will receive between six and eight periodontal treatment sessions and oral care supplies.

Scaling and root planing procedures will be used to eliminate disease-causing plaque and bacteria from underneath the individuals' teeth.

The AAP notes that previous studies have suggested that severe instances of gum disease can increase blood sugar levels, and that high glucose conversely leaves diabetics susceptible to infections.

Diabetes affects more than 25 million Americans, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and about half of adults suffer from periodontal disease. However, both of these conditions are manageable. Proper diet and exercise may help diabetics manage their blood sugar, while frequent brushing and flossing may help keep gums healthy.

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