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Diabetes and Oral Health: What's the Connection

Quiz for CE Credit

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1. Almost 50% of adults over age 30 with teeth have periodontitis, and the rates are even higher in people with diabetes.

2. What are the two most common types of periodontal disease?

3. Gingivitis is a totally reversible state because there has not been any bone loss at this point.

4. When a person with diabetes has good control of their blood sugar, there is no greater risk for severe periodontitis than for a person without diabetes.

5. Periodontitis like diabetes is a systemic inflammatory disease. If you treat the periodontitis and get the disease under control, there are significant decreases in these markers for inflammation.

6. Periodontal treatment studies have found that scaling and root planing provide a significant improvement in glycemic control up to 3 months after treatment.

7. Home oral care is important for everyone, and especially so in the person with diabetes. Clinicians and educators are encouraged to recommend these tools and treatments:

8. Only oral surgeons or periodontists can perform periodontal scaling and root planing.