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Does a diabetic need to see a periodontist over a regular dentist?
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Dr. Greg Rubin
Dentistry
3 doctors agree
In brief: Yes, yes and YES!!!
Diabetes and gums are interconnected.
The worth your diabetes gets- your gums will follow... We have been providing specialized dentistry for diabetics for many years with excellent results. Our diabetic patients have healthier gums. There is also research that of your gums are healthier- your sugar blood level will be lower. So- yes, you need to see periodontist or specialized dental center for d.

In brief: Yes, yes and YES!!!
Diabetes and gums are interconnected.
The worth your diabetes gets- your gums will follow... We have been providing specialized dentistry for diabetics for many years with excellent results. Our diabetic patients have healthier gums. There is also research that of your gums are healthier- your sugar blood level will be lower. So- yes, you need to see periodontist or specialized dental center for d.
Dr. Greg Rubin
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Dr. Dell Goodrick
Or minimally, if you are keeping your diabetes maintained and seeing a hygienist at the frequency necessary to maintain your periodontal health.
Dr. Mark Bornfeld
The word "over" needs to be qualified here. General dentistry and specialty care are not mutually exclusive; they are a collaborative effort.
Dr. John Comisi
Dentistry
1 doctor agrees
In brief: GP vs. Perio
Patients should be seen by a dental professional.
Gp's are as well qualified to help manage the periodontal disease of diabetic patients or any patient for that matter as any periodontist. The key for both the patient and the dentist to work together to manage the disease, with regular periodontal charting, evaluation and routine management designed for each patient.

In brief: GP vs. Perio
Patients should be seen by a dental professional.
Gp's are as well qualified to help manage the periodontal disease of diabetic patients or any patient for that matter as any periodontist. The key for both the patient and the dentist to work together to manage the disease, with regular periodontal charting, evaluation and routine management designed for each patient.
Dr. John Comisi
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Dr. Abel Loredo
Dentistry
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Perio & Diabetes
A general dentists are equally capable to treat gum disease as a periodontist on a diabetic that has good control of his blood sugar levels.
When gum disease can not be control by normal root planing, perio maintenance cleanings and improved home care, surgical periodontics may be necessary by a periodontist. Consultation with the patient's physician can help make sure diabetes is under control.

In brief: Perio & Diabetes
A general dentists are equally capable to treat gum disease as a periodontist on a diabetic that has good control of his blood sugar levels.
When gum disease can not be control by normal root planing, perio maintenance cleanings and improved home care, surgical periodontics may be necessary by a periodontist. Consultation with the patient's physician can help make sure diabetes is under control.
Dr. Abel Loredo
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Dr. Quang Nguyen
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology
1 doctor agrees
In brief: No
If your diabetes is controlled, you should not need to seek specialized dental care.

In brief: No
If your diabetes is controlled, you should not need to seek specialized dental care.
Dr. Quang Nguyen
Dr. Quang Nguyen
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