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Gum disease

Gum disease

Type 2 diabetes means you are more likely to have gum disease (also called periodontitis).

It is important to have regular dental checks for gum disease. Your dentist can do this as part of your normal dental appointments, and they will tell you how often you need to come in.

If you do get gum disease, your dentist should offer regular appointments to treat it. Treating gum disease can also make it easier to manage your blood glucose, and reduce your risk of hyperglycaemia.

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