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How can having diabetes affect dental surgery?

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If you have problems with healing, it may take longer for your mouth to heal after any type of dental surgery. Healing problems can also raise your chances of infection. Be sure to let your dentist know you have diabetes.

SOURCES:

Mealey, B. October 2006. Journal of the American Dental Association,

National Diabetes Information Clearinghouse: “Prevent Diabetes Problems: Keep Your Teeth and Gums Healthy.”

American Diabetes Association: “Diabetes and Oral Health Problems;” "More on the Mouth;" and "Brush and Floss." 

Reviewed by Michael Dansinger on February 15, 2017

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SOURCES:

Mealey, B. October 2006. Journal of the American Dental Association,

National Diabetes Information Clearinghouse: “Prevent Diabetes Problems: Keep Your Teeth and Gums Healthy.”

American Diabetes Association: “Diabetes and Oral Health Problems;” "More on the Mouth;" and "Brush and Floss." 

Reviewed by Michael Dansinger on February 15, 2017

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