PERIODONTAL STATUS AND DENTAL STATUS IN DIABETIC PATIENTSAbstract
Aim: The aim of the study was to evaluate the dental status of diabetic patients. Objective: To evaluate the oral change viz., periodontal status, the status of alveolar bone, gingival status in type-1 and type-2 diabetic patients. Background: The term diabetes mellitus describes a group of disorders characterized by an elevated level of glucose in the blood and abnormalities of carbohydrate, fat and protein metabolism. Oral disorders like periodontitis, tooth loss, gingivitis, salivary dysfunction, dental caries, oral mucosal diseases, dental caries and oral infections like candidiasis, taste and other neurosensory orders are associated with diabetes mellitus. Reason: Diabetes mellitus is an important health care problem. The oral health care providers can have a significant and positive effect on the oral and general health of patients with diabetes mellitus.