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Diabetes and Oral Health: What's the Connection?

Quiz for CE Credit

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1. Gingivitis is completely reversible, the gums get red and puffy and they can bleed but they are still attached to the teeth by connective tissue fibers and there is no bone loss.

2. According to the NHANES 3 Study, in U.S. adults over 30 with teeth, almost 50% have some form of periodontitis (8.7% mild periodontitis 30% moderate and 8.5% severe).

3. Periodontitis includes loss of the bone and gingival attachment and is treated with deep cleaning (scaling and root cleaning) and possibly gum surgery if needed.

4. Seventeen per cent (17%) of American Indian/Alaskan Native people over the age of 35 have severe periodontitis, which is double the rate in the U.S. all races population.

5. Periodontitis is an anaerobic infection and is associated with increased C-reactive protein (CRP), a measure of systemic inflammation

6. Periodontitis, diabetes, cardiovascular disease, Alzheimer's, Parkinson's, and rheumatoid arthritis are all interrelated through inflammation

7. Interprofessional Collaboration to promote improved oral health for people with diabetes includes:

8. Chronic inflammation is the link between many illnesses, and periodontal pathogens can be causative in the initiation and progression of them.

9. Oral health is important to general health (Surgeon General's Report). It is also one of the more easily modifiable risk factors for many diseases of chronic inflammation.

10. Periodontal treatment reduces the cumulative systemic pathogen and inflammatory burden throughout the body.