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Type: Journal article
Title: Diabetes and periodontitis
Author: Hirsch, R.
Citation: Australian Prescriber, 2004; 27(2):36-38
Publisher: Australian Prescriber
Issue Date: 2004
ISSN: 0312-8008
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Robert Hirsch
Abstract: Chronic gingivitis and periodontitis are common inflammatory conditions of the periodontal tissues. Given the 'right' concurrence of risk factors, a person with periodontitis can experience significant destruction of tooth-supporting bone, ultimately resulting in tooth loss. Poorly controlled diabetes is an important risk factor for periodontitis, and gingivitis and periodontitis are sometimes the first sign that a patient has diabetes. As severe periodontitis can lead to the loss of teeth, it is important that patients with diabetes practise good oral hygiene and have regular dental check-ups so that problems can be detected quickly.
Keywords: gingivitis; dental implications
Description: Copyright © 2004 Australian Prescriber Reproduced with permission from Australian Prescriber The document attached has been archived with permission from the publisher/copyright holder.
RMID: 0020075780
DOI: 10.18773/austprescr.2004.035
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