Diabetes Mellitus Glycemic Control and Treatment of Periodontal Diseases. Report of Two Cases

2013 • Volume 7 • Issue 2

Israel Antonio Juárez Membreño



Periodontal Diseases affect Diabetes Mellitus metabolic control adversely. It is stated that if a diabetic patient keeps his/her periodontal health by means of a non-surgical periodontal treatment, his/her glycemic control can improve. Therefore, to identify patients with advanced periodontal diseases it can be a relevant clinical element to suspect a non-diagnosed diabetes and its treatment can have a positive effect on the diabetes metabolic control, measured through glycosylated hemoglobin levels (HbA1c). In the first case, a patient with Diabetes Mellitus type 1 is followed up, and in the second clinical report a patient with Diabetes Mellitus type 2 was followed up with the purpose of observing whether the periodontal treatment improves glycemic control. After the non-surgical periodontal treatment, there was a glycosylated hemoglobin decrease (HbA1c), with periodontal treatment having a positive effect on the metabolic control measured through glycosylated hemoglobin levels (HbA1c).

KEY WORDS: periodontal diseases, non-surgical periodontal treatment, periodontal therapy observance, diabetes mellitus, glycosylated hemoglobin (HbA1c).


How to cite this article

JUAREZ, M. I. A. Diabetes mellitus glycemic control and treatment of periodontal diseases. Report of two cases. Int. J. Odontostomat., 7(2):229-234, 2013.


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