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Non Periodontal Oral Manifestations of Diabetes Mellitus: An Overview

Sitra G, John Baliah, Sivasankari T, Kayalvizhi EB

Keywords : Diabetes mellitus, non periodontal manifestations, oral mucosa! disorders

Citation Information : G S, Baliah J, T S, EB K. Non Periodontal Oral Manifestations of Diabetes Mellitus: An Overview. 2014; 4 (1):53-61.

DOI: 10.5005/jsd-4-1-53

License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Published Online: 03-08-2020

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2014; The Author(s).


Diabetes mellitus (DM) is a metabolic disorder characterized by chronic hyperglycaemia with disturbances of carbohydrate, fat and protein metabolism resulting from defects in insulin secretion, insulin action, or both. The oral complications of uncontrolled diabetes mellitus are devastating which includes gingivitis and periodontal disease, xerostomia and salivary gland dysfunction, disorders of oral mucosa and various soft tissue lesions, impaired healing, increased susceptibility to infections, caries and periapical abscesses, loss of teeth, taste impairment, neurosensory disorders and burning mouth syndrome. Changes that are seen in other oral soft tissues, in addition to the periodontal tissues, can be helpful in the diagnosis of diabetes in undiagnosed patients and may aid in the diagnosis of diabetes in dental office.

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