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Rev Med Chil. 2010 Sep;138(9):1172-8. doi: /S0034-98872010000900014. Epub 2010 Nov 9.

[Review on periodontal disease and metabolic control of diabetes mellitus].

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Programa de Postgrado en Odontología, Facultad de Odontología de Araraquara, Univ Estadual Paulista, Araraquara, Brasil.


There may be an interaction between periodontal disease and some systemic diseases such as diabetes mellitus. The objective of this review was to verify, by means of a review of clinical trials, if there is a positive association between periodontal disease and the glycemic control of type 2 diabetes mellitus (DM-2) patients. Eleven articles that fi t the study criteria were revised. It was concluded that periodontal disease may influence the metabolic control of DM-2. Additional studies with larger sample sizes and longer follow up are necessary for a better clarification of this issue.

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