Diabetes Mellitus and Periodontal Disease: Unravelling The Two Way Relationship

  • G R Manikandan Government Dental College, Trivandrum
  • K C Ajithkumar Government Dental College, Trivandrum
Keywords: Periodontitis, Periodontal Disease, Diabetes and Disease Mechanisms

Abstract

Diabetes and chronic periodontitis are common chronic diseases affecting adults in all population groups. Periodontitis is the second common cause of dental disorder. Diabetes mellitus affects a high segment of adults especially in later life. Periodontitis is the sixth common cause of disease in Diabetes patients. This article examines the interrelationship between these common diseases.

Author Biographies

G R Manikandan, Government Dental College, Trivandrum

Junior Resident, Department of Periodontics

K C Ajithkumar, Government Dental College, Trivandrum

Assistant Professor, Department of Periodontics

Published
2016-09-29
How to Cite
Manikandan, G., & Ajithkumar, K. (2016). Diabetes Mellitus and Periodontal Disease: Unravelling The Two Way Relationship. Kerala Medical Journal, 9(3), 111-119. Retrieved from https://www.keralamedicaljournal.com/index.php/KMJ/article/view/419
Section
Review Article