Dental considerations for the patient with diabetes
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dc.contributor.author Martí Álamo, Silvia es
dc.contributor.author Jiménez Soriano, Yolanda es
dc.contributor.author Sarrión Pérez, María Gracia es
dc.date.accessioned 2016-06-20T07:09:11Z
dc.date.available 2016-06-20T07:09:11Z
dc.date.issued 2011 es
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10550/54086
dc.source Martí Álamo, Silvia ; Jiménez Soriano, Yolanda ; Sarrión Pérez, María Gracia. Dental considerations for the patient with diabetes. En: Journal of Clinical and Experimental Dentistry, 2011, Vol. 3, No. 1: 25-30 es
dc.subject Odontología es
dc.subject Ciencias de la salud es
dc.title Dental considerations for the patient with diabetes es
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/article en
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/publishedVersion en
dc.subject.unesco UNESCO::CIENCIAS MÉDICAS es
dc.description.abstractenglish Diabetes mellitus (DM) is one of the most frequent pathologies that dentists encounter, due to its high prevalence worldwide. It is diagnosed by the repeated obtaining of fasting plasma glucose levels of 126 mg/ dl or higher, or glycosylated hemoglobin of 6’5% or higher. Diabetes (especially if it is not well controlled) brings with it a greater risk of periodontal disease, which is the most frequent complication. On the other hand, the possible influence of periodontal disease on glycemic control is still not well established. Other reported manifestations are xerostomia, sialadenosis and burning mouth syndrome. With regard to dental caries, oral lichen planus and candidosis, recent studies have not revealed a significantly higher incidence in these patients. For dental treatment, the type of diabetes suffered, the treatment given for the disease, and the glycemic control status (using the glycosylated hemoglobin test) should be known. Patients should receive short morning appointments to reduce stress. The dentist has to be aware of the possible occurrence of an acute complication (hypoglycemia or hyperglycemia). Furthermore, these patients suffer from delayed wound healing and major susceptibility to infections. es

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