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The sixth major complication of diabetes is periodontal disease.
Periodontal disease, or pyorrhea, is a painless disease of the supporting tissues of the teeth, gums and bones of the mouth.
It is estimated that 80 percent of the adult population in the United States has periodontal disease.
Once you have periodontal disease, it is almost impossible to eradicate it completely.
However, with the help of your dentist and hygienist, you can slow down its progression with early detection and aggressive treatment.
Aside from periodontal disease, the mouth is vulnerable to these other problems that can affect people with diabetes:
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Mar 1, 2005
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