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Can the Dental Practitioner help in the Management of Type 1 Diabetes Mellitus (DM-1)?

Volume 11 - Issue 2

Hadeel NA Al Jurayyan*1, Renad EA AbdelNabi2 and Nasir AM Al Jurayyan3

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    • 1Dental student, College of Dentistry, Princess Nourah Bint Abdulrahman University, Saudi Arabia
    • 2Pediatric Endocrinology, King Saud University, Saudi Arabia
    • 3Professor and Consultant Pediatric Endocrinologist and diabetologist, King Saud University, Saudi Arabia
    • *Corresponding author: Hadeel N Al Jurayyan, Department of Dentistry, Princess Nourah Bint Abdulrahman University, Saudi Arabia

Received: November 12, 2018;   Published: November 26, 2018

DOI: 10.26717/BJSTR.2018.11.002080

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Diabetes Mellitus Type 1 (DM-1) is a complex endocrine disorder characterized by elevated levels of glucose in the blood. This elevation is the result of insulin deficiency, leading to a variety of metabolic abnormalities involving carbohydrate, fat and protein. A number of oral disorders have been associated with Diabetes Mellitus, such as gingivitis and periodontitis. In addition, dental caries, salivary dysfunctions, oral mucosal diseases, oral infections such candidiasis and other neurosensory disorders. In this report, we review the association of oral health and Diabetes Mellitus Type 1 (DM-1) and highlight the role of the dental practitioner in the management.

Keywords : Diabetes Mellitus Type 1; Oral Hygiene; Periodontitis; Dental Caries; Oral Mucosal Disorder; Dentist

Opinion| Oral Manifestations of Diabetes Mellitus Role of the General Dentist| Conclusion| Acknowledgment References|