Can I have dental implants if I have diabetics?
Those with diabetes are not automatically barred for dental implants, but it is important to note that they are at increased risk of implant failure. While those with uncontrolled diabetes should not undergo dental implant surgery, patients with controlled diabetes often fair well with dental implant treatment.
What are the risks involved?
Implant failure percentage amongst diabetics is quite high. This is because Type 1 or Type 2 diabetes take longer to heal. Patients with diabetes are also more likely to infection. Because infections like gum disease are more common in diabetics, they are at particular risk for dental implant failure. Infections around the dental implant can cause implant failure or lead to other complications. With proper diet, exercise, and any required medications, patients with diabetes can control their disease and increase the success of dental implant treatment.
I am diabetic, can I still have dental implants?
Fortunately, there are steps diabetics can take to ensure successful dental implant treatment. By working closely with your dentist and GP, you can enjoy a healthy smile and keep your diabetes under control. Here are some tips to increase the chances of successful dental implant treatment:
Get your diabetes under control: The first thing anyone with diabetes should do is get their diabetes under control. Be sure to work with your general physician to discuss your specific needs. Follow a diabetic friendly diet, exercise, and take any prescribed medications to get your diabetes under control.
Practice good oral hygiene: Diabetics are at increased risk for many oral health problems like gum disease, tooth decay, and dry mouth. Practising proper oral hygiene, including brushing twice a day and flossing once a day, can help keep your mouth healthy.
Seek treatment for gum disease: If you suffer from gum disease, it’s important to seek treatment to prevent major oral health issues and to improve the chances of successful dental implant treatment.
See your dentist for regular check-ups: Regular dental check-ups are important for everyone, especially diabetics who are at increased risk of oral health problems. Regular dental check-ups are important to ensuring good oral health before and after dental implant treatment.
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