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Dr. Meghna Dewan

M.D.S.

Dentist, New Delhi

19 Years Experience  ·  150 at clinic
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Dr. Meghna Dewan is one of the best Dentists in Bengali Market, Delhi. She has been a successful Dentist for the last 19 years. She is a M.D.S. . She is currently associated with Health Factor in Bengali Market, Delhi. Don’t wait in a queue, book an instant appointment online with Dr. Meghna Dewan on Lybrate.com.

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M.D.S. - Rages Dental College Chennai - 2000
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How Should Diabetic Patients Take Care Of Their Oral Health?

BDS
Dentist, Delhi
How Should Diabetic Patients Take Care Of Their Oral Health?

If your diabetes is not under control, you are more likely to develop problems in your mouth. The good news is you can keep your teeth and gums healthy. By controlling your blood glucose, brushing and flossing every day, and visiting a dentist regularly, you can help prevent serious problems in your mouth.

The Symptoms of Untreated Diabetes

The warning signs of diabetes affect every part of your body. After a blood test, you may be told by a doctor that you have high blood sugar. You may feel excessively thirsty or have to urinate a lot. Weight loss and fatigue are other common symptoms. Diabetes can also cause you to lose consciousness if your blood sugar falls too low. 

If diabetes is left untreated, it can take a toll on your mouth as well. Here's how:

  1. You may have less saliva, causing your mouth to feel dry. (Dry mouth is also caused by certain medications.)
  2. Because saliva protects your teeth, you’re also at a higher risk of cavities.
  3. Gums may become inflamed and bleed often (gingivitis).
  4. You may have problems tasting food.
  5. You may experience delayed wound healing.
  6. You may be susceptible to infections inside of your mouth.
  7. For children with diabetes, teeth may erupt at an age earlier than is typical.

Diabetes is a chronic, systemic disease and affects all parts of the body. While its effect on the nerves, eyes, kidneys, and skin is more common, their oral effects are less known. However, diabetes will vouch how they lost tooth and have dry mouth after their sugars went out of control.

  1. Oral Symptoms in Diabetics: There is a strong correlation between oral health and poorly controlled blood sugars. Some of the common oral indications of diabetes are as follows.
  2. Dry Mouth: There is less amount of saliva, which brings with it a whole lot of symptoms including soreness of the mucosa, ulcers, increased chances of infection, gum inflammation and tooth decay.
  3. Thrush: The saliva has higher sugar levels and attracts fungus (Candida in particular) which thrives in this dry, sugary environment. This produces a burning sensation in the mouth.
  4. Periodontal Disease: The gums get severely infected with gingival recession, where the gum line recedes exposing more of the tooth (tooth length seems to have increased). There is “pocket” formation, or space between the tooth and the gum which hosts a variety of bacteria. The periodontal ligament loses its strength to hold the tooth in place, and thereby teeth become mobile. If not worked upon in time, there could be multiple teeth lost.

Why People with Diabetes Are More Prone to Gum Disease

All people have more tiny bacteria living in their mouth now than there are people on this planet. If they make their home in your gums, you can end up with periodontal disease. This chronic, inflammatory disease can destroy your gums, all the tissues holding your teeth and even your bones.

Periodontal disease is the most common dental disease affecting those living with diabetes, affecting nearly 22% of those diagnosed. Especially with increasing age, poor blood sugar control increases the risk for gum problems. In fact, people with diabetes are at a higher risk for gum problems because of poor blood sugar control. As with all infections, serious gum disease may cause blood sugar to rise. This makes diabetes harder to control because you are more susceptible to infections and are less able to fight the bacteria invading the gums.

As much as it sounds alarming, it is not. There are easy, simple ways to manage these. In fact, good overall management of diabetes will ensure the oral symptoms are also maintained under control. Following are some things to do which will help in managing diabetes in general and the oral symptoms in particular:

As soon as diabetes is diagnosed, visit a dentist to take stock of the oral health condition. Any identified problem should be treated to avoid progression.

  1. Keep a close watch to ensure blood sugar remains as close to normal as possible.
  2. Switch to a toothbrush with soft or extra-soft bristles. This will help reduce the pressure on the gums and thereby prevent gum bleeding
  3. After every meal, remember to brush the teeth.
  4. Flossing at least once a day will help remove food deposits between the teeth. Alternately, use interdental brushes.
  5. Rinse at least twice daily using an antiseptic mouthwash.
  6. Denture-wearers should always clean them daily and never go to sleep with the denture in the mouth.
  7. Smoking with diabetics is a strict no-no, work on quitting at the earliest.
  8. Visit a dentist every 3 months to ensure oral issues are identified at the earliest and treatment done with minimal intervention.
  9. Any dental procedure should be done only when sugar levels are under control.

Managing diabetes is a lifelong commitment, and that includes proper dental care. Your efforts will be rewarded with a lifetime of healthy teeth and gums. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a Dentist.

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I am having toothache and started getting cavity as well. How to stop the cavity which is there from molars to front teeth.

BDS
Dentist, Gurgaon
I am having toothache and started getting cavity as well. How to stop the cavity which is there from molars to front ...
For tooth ache you can have tab keterol dt. For pain. The pain might be due to deep cavity. Or pain due to third molar. Kindly get yourself checked at the dentist.
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When I take lemon rice. I am getting teeth problem. I will not able to take lemon rice again.

BDS
Dentist, Jaipur
When I take lemon rice. I am getting teeth problem. I will not able to take lemon rice again.
I think u have initial caries is present. Consult to Dr. Due to this u might be problem in taking lemon .
1 person found this helpful

MDS
Dentist, Nashik
Replace your old tooth brush with a new one after every three to four months.

I am 22 years old and I have a serious toothache problem. I can't eat anything cold and hot. I use regular Colgate tooth paste. Please advice me.

BDS
Dentist, Delhi
I am 22 years old and I have a serious toothache problem. I can't eat anything cold and hot. I use regular Colgate to...
This is because of de mineralization of enamel and exposure of dentin. Use vantej toothpaste twice daily. Brush with soft toothbrush.
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Hi I am suffering from situation like OLP. It looks like mouth ulcers. I have full white patches inside the cheeks. I couldn't eat anything spicy or salted. Please guide me doctors.

International Academy of Classical Homeopathy, BHMS
Homeopath, Pune
Hi I am suffering from situation like OLP. It looks like mouth ulcers. I have full white patches inside the cheeks. I...
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Hi I am having mouth ulcers frequently. I dont take any kind of junk foods. What are the measures to control them.

BDS
Dentist, Delhi
You should clean your mouth using mouthwash, brushing and flossing on regular bases, u should take citrus fruit on regular basis, and take zevit or bicasoul at least for one week
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Sir, I am suffering from pain in my teeth when I eat hot food. What should I do please give me suggestion.

MDS - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
Dentist, Chennai
Sir, I am suffering from pain in my teeth when I eat hot food. What should I do please give me suggestion.
You may need cleaning, root canal treatment & capping. Until then apply clove oil on the decayed tooth. Rinse frequently with mouth wash. Advance procedures can be done with laser.

Is it necessary to extract wisdom tooth in case of pain. Or is there any other way to get relief.

BDS (Implantologist), MDS - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
Dentist, Hyderabad
Is it necessary to extract wisdom tooth in case of pain. Or is there any other way to get relief.
Wisdom teeth need to be removed if they are badly decayed or erupted with less space causing severe gum infection.
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