Dr. Maria Kim, DDS
We treat you the way we want to be treated.
Dr. Maria Kim, DMD
We treat you the way we want to be treated.

What is diabetic dentistry?

Dr. Maria Kim approaches dentistry with a whole-body philosophy. In case you missed it in the news, research has linked periodontal health with systemic health, including a link to diabetes.

diabetic dentistry | arcadia ca dentist officeOur personalized approach to diabetic dentistry in our Arcadia, CA dental practice will help patients enjoy improved oral health and can prevent some of the most common issues that arise with our diabetic patients.

  • Increased risk of periodontal illness
  • Dry mouth
  • Surgical complications of implants, extractions, and gum surgeries

Diabetic Dentistry in Arcadia, CA

Patients with type 1 or 2 diabetes are more prone to periodontitis and may require more frequent dental cleanings to prevent infection. This might mean dental cleanings every three to four months rather than waiting the full six. We make dental cleaning recommendations based on each patient’s current needs.

Patients with controlled diabetes can typically still have advanced dental procedures such as dental implants or implant-retained dentures. To ensure good results, an in-depth exam and medical history updates will be necessary.

If periodontal treatment is required, we use laser dentistry to complete your care comfortably and efficiently.

For more information about diabetic dentistry in Arcadia, CA, we welcome you to get in touch. When we work together, we can help you enjoy better oral and overall health.

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