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how treat diabitics patient in dental clinic?

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Dr. Charles Kattuah
23 years experience Dentistry
More caution: Diabetic patients should be treated the same as anyone else. However, the diabetes needs to be well controlled. If a patient has uncontrolled diabetes they will be more prone to infection and have delayed healing. Diabetic patients tend to have a higher risk of periodontal disease. If periodontal disease is rampant blood sugar control is more difficult to attain as well.
Answered on Nov 23, 2013
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Dr. Sandra Eleczko
36 years experience Dentistry
Depends on control: A well controlled diabetic patient is treated like any other normal patient. An uncontrolled diabteic is at much greater risk of infections, periodontal disease and decay so these patients need more frequent teeth cleaning and exams. Many times the md is consulted to help get the patient get in better control of their disease.
Answered on Jul 27, 2013

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