Dr. Elizabeth Dimovski

Dr. Elizabeth Dimovski
Dentists Brampton



Dr. Dimovski SAYS!

Diabetes is one of the most common chronic diseases in Canada. Almost 1 out of 10 Canadians are living with Diabetes. This number is higher in the GTA, with over 13 % in Brampton, Ontario. According to the Canadian Diabetes Association there are 20 new patients diagnosed with diabetes every hour of everyday. Chances are that you or someone you know has been affected by Diabetes. Medications, diet and regular exercise can greatly control this disease. 
One of the complications of uncontrolled Diabetes is periodontal disease. This is an inflammatory condition that affects gums, causing them to become red, swollen, bleeding and uncomfortable.  There is associated  bone loss, leading to exposed root surfaces of teeth, mobile teeth and an increased risk of premature tooth loss. To make matters worse periodontal disease has been linked to cardiovascular health. It is important for patients with Diabetes to measure and control their blood glucose levels, to take their medications as prescribed and have optimal diet. Excellent oral hygiene of brushing for 2 minutes at least 2X per day and daily flossing will help slow down the rate of increase of periodontal disease. Thorough dental examination and full periodontal assessment can grade the level and type of periodontal disease. Scaling or removal of calculus (the hard deposits that brushing alone can't remove), performed by a dentist or a dental hygienist helps maintain healthy gums and bones. In more severe cases, medications and or periodontal surgery can greatly improve the health of your gums and overall oral health.

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