Diabetic patients who are under good medical supervision are generally eligible and can tolerate any type of dental care. One of the most common complications that dentists want to avoid is hypoglycemia (low blood sugar levels). There are many factors that can lead to tooth loss in people with diabetes. Uncontrolled diabetes increases the risk of developing gingivitis and periodontal disease.
If the infection persists, it can spread to the underlying bone that supports the teeth. Additionally, infections tend to take longer to resolve in people with diabetes. Coordination with the patient's doctor may be necessary to determine their health status and whether the planned dental treatment can be carried out safely and effectively. If a patient has poorly or poorly controlled diabetes, elective dental treatment may need to be delayed until their diabetes is considered stable or better controlled.