Dentists For Diabetics
Diabetes and Oral Health
Did you know that 1 in 5 cases of total tooth loss is linked to diabetes? Diabetics face issues with gum disease and oral health and it has been demonstrated that poor oral health can also make diabetes harder to control. At Penfield Family Dentistry, diabetes and dental care is a discipline that sets our office apart from others. Our doctors work closely with you and your physician to ensure you are getting the proper care.
Why you need a dentist for diabetics.
Diabetics have a higher risk for oral health complications including:
- Delayed wound healing
- Gingivitis and periodontal disease
- Gum disease (twice the risk of non diabetics)
- Dry mouth
- Oral infections like thrush (caused by fungus)
- Bleeding gums
- Loose teeth
Penfield Family Dentistry works with diabetics, both Type 1 and Type 2, to help provide the right dental care that diabetics should have.
Call about our first visit examination for diabetics. Dr. Alexa Hill or Dr. Gloria Nichols will check your teeth and gums, review your dental history, discuss your diabetes and will help you make sure your special needs for oral care as a diabetic are properly taken care of.
Call today to schedule your initial appointment designed for diabetics or click the make appointment button below.