AUGUST Newsletter 2017
Oral Health Challenges For Diabetics May Be A Thing Of The Past
You may be among the almost 10 percent of Americans who are diabetic. While we’re oral health specialists, we monitor changes to your overall health, because teeth and gums and the rest of your body are connected. What affects one part is bound to affect the other.

We’re following the latest research from New York University College of Dentistry, which could hold the key to protecting bone and better healing for diabetic patients. Researchers found hyperglycemic mice, the mouse counterparts to human Type 2 diabetics, had 24-times higher amounts of the compound succinate than “normal mice.” This opens the door to therapies that regulate succinate for bone density protection. Female diabetics alone are at a 20 percent greater risk of fractures than women who don’t have Type 2 diabetes. Anything that helps prevent bone resorption and increase the odds of speedy and successful healing is a plus for us!

We see repeatedly how poorly-controlled diabetes affects our patients and challenges their oral health, including:
  • Dry mouth, which promotes tooth decay
  • Delays in post-treatment recovery
  • Frequent mouth infections
  • Poor blood sugar control = more gum problems
  • Advanced gum disease may elevate blood sugar
Experienced Dental Team Near Wichita Offers Effective Solutions For Receding Gums
If the recession is caused by periodontal disease and the gum recession is mild, it can be treated by a dentist with a deep cleaning treatment. Treatment for gum disease varies based on how much damage has been done. If the gum recession is mild, it can be treated by a dentist with a deep cleaning treatment. During this treatment the dentist will carefully remove plaque and tartar from the tooth’s surface and below the gum line. With the plaque and tartar gone, bacteria won’t have anything to attach itself to. However, if the gum recession is more advanced, deep cleaning won’t be enough and surgery may be necessary. Surgical procedures include a procedure in which the dentist gently pulls the gums away from the teeth, removes the bacteria and then securely stitches the gums back into place. Finally, if the gum recession is so advanced that the bone has already been damaged, the dentist may perform a bone regeneration procedure.

Exact diagnosis and treatment cannot be determined without a consultation and exam by a trained dentist. Rose Hill Dental has been helping Wichita-area patients treat gum disease, gum recession, and other dental issues for many years. The doctors understand that the health of your mouth can impact your overall health, wellness, and confidence. At Rose Hill Dental, each patient is treated as a respected individual with quality and gentle care.

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