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People who are suffering from diabetes or have someone affected with the condition in the family knows very well about its complications. Diabetes not only affects the blood sugar levels but it can also affect the whole body including your mouth. This is because uncontrolled sugar levels weaken your body’s defence mechanism, especially white blood cells that give rise to infections easily. As a result, severe bacterial infections can affect your oral health. Periodontitis is a severe gum infection that damages gums that support teeth and loosen them resulting into tooth loss.
Most of the evidence suggests that diabetes increase the risk of developing periodontitis. This could be mainly because diabetes makes a person more susceptible to contracting infections. Some studies also suggest that periodontitis makes it difficult for patients to control their blood sugar levels who are suffering from diabetes.
Besides weakening the white blood cells, diabetes causes blood vessels to thicken which hampers the flow of nutrients to and waste products from body tissues including the mouth. Due to this, the body loses its ability to fight infections. Since periodontal disease is a bacterial infection, people with uncontrolled diabetes might experience frequent and severe gum disease.
It is vital for people suffering from diabetes to take care of their oral health to prevent complications. Periodontitis can be prevented by following oral hygiene practices regularly. Below mentioned are a few tips –
If you are looking for a safe and natural way to control your sugar levels or improve your oral health condition, you can consult Jiva Ayurveda doctors to get the best ayurvedic treatment for diabetes. They suggest personalised, root-cause based treatment to each individual. The treatment consists of customised Ayurvedic remedies, personalised diet and lifestyle as per your body constitution, yoga asanas and pranayama beneficial for your body. Ayurvedic medicine for diabetes that they prescribe not only helps rejuvenate the body from within but also prevents the progression & complications of the disease. Gradually, the treatment will help reduce the dependency on insulin and diabetic pills, reduce the risk of diabetes complications and improve the overall quality of life.
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