Gum Disease and Diabetes: Comfortable Care Dentistry, Milford, CTGum Health and Blood Sugar – The Important Connection
Gum disease can make controlling blood sugar difficult and because Diabetes can exacerbate gum problems, it’s important to take it seriously. There’s a cycle here and a delicate balance is important so those who have type 1 or type 2 diabetes need to take care of their gums so that they don’t increase their risk of blood sugar complications. Your doctor is vital in helping you manage your diabetes and your dentist is also an integral part of your health, too, as he or she can help ensure that Diabetes doesn’t cause havoc on your gums and that your gum disease doesn’t make your blood sugar even more difficult to control. It’s also important to note that if you don’t have Diabetes but you do have gum disease, there is evidence that suggests that neglected gums could contribute to Type 2 Diabetes.
At the office of Dr. Walter Kostrzewski at Comfortable Care Dentistry in Milford, CT we work with people who take gum disease seriously when they have Diabetes and when they simply want to optimize their oral health as well as lower the risk of systemic diseases that are often linked to gum disease. We would be happy to help you get a periodontal assessment and we offer non-surgical periodontal treatments that could help you improve gum health and reduce the chance of your gums exacerbating Diabetic problems and vice versa.
Milford, CT Gum Disease Treatment
Our dental office provides expert and compassionate care in a comfortable environment. We offer non-surgical treatment options for periodontal problem as well as offer referrals to periodontal specialists who do surgery for those with cases that we can’t competently manage. There are varying levels of gum disease and we tailor an approach to your oral health as well as other medical issues, such as Diabetes. Laser gum therapy, root scaling and planing, as well as medications can be administered while we help you, on an ongoing basis, to manage your gum health.
Benefits of Working with Dr. Kostrzewski
Dr. Kostrzewski, often called “Dr. K”, continually strives to provide patients with excellence in dental care. In addition to offering non-surgical periodontal treatments, Dr. K provides general dentistry, restorative dentistry, and cosmetic dentistry services that can help you optimize your oral health and have a great-looking smile.
Make an appointment today by calling Milford’s Comfortable Care Dentistry at 203-951-3153