Acta Medica International

REVIEW ARTICLE
Year
: 2017  |  Volume : 4  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 46--49

Periodontitis and diabetes: A bidirectional, cyclical relationship - A brief review


Rakesh Agarwal1, Rashmi Baid2 
1 Department of Cardiology, Institute of Cardiovascular Sciences, IPGMER and SSKM Hospital, Kolkata, West Bengal, India
2 Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, IPGMER and SSKM Hospital, Kolkata, West Bengal, India

Correspondence Address:
Rakesh Agarwal
Institute of Cardiovascular Sciences, IPGME and SSKM Hospital, Kolkata, West Bengal
India

Diabetes mellitus and periodontitis have been said to have a bidirectional cyclical relationship, with diabetes leading to oral disease, and periodontitis, in turn, exacerbating hyperglycemia. Periodontitis is recognized as the sixth major complication of diabetes, having increased prevalence and severity in patients with diabetes. Early diagnosis of diabetes in patients with periodontitis can lead to the prevention of major morbidity and mortality associated with the disease. Therapy for diabetes may also lead to the improvement of periodontitis. In this review, we are presenting the current knowledge of the interplay and interaction between these two entities and the available data regarding treatment of the two entities together.


How to cite this article:
Agarwal R, Baid R. Periodontitis and diabetes: A bidirectional, cyclical relationship - A brief review.Acta Med Int 2017;4:46-49


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Agarwal R, Baid R. Periodontitis and diabetes: A bidirectional, cyclical relationship - A brief review. Acta Med Int [serial online] 2017 [cited 2021 Sep 21 ];4:46-49
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