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Year : 2022  |  Volume : 12  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 85-91

Oral Aspects in Diabetes: Decoding the Silent Killer

1 Haldia Institute of Dental Sciences and Research, Haldia, West Bengal, India
2 Guru Nanak Institute of Dental Sciences and Research, Kolkata, West Bengal, India
3 Centre of Social Medicine and Community Health, Jawaharlal Nehru University, Delhi, India

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DOI: 10.4103/ijnpnd.ijnpnd_72_21

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Introduction: Diabetes mellitus is a group of metabolic diseases. The potential complications associated with it also reflect on oral health. This review illustrates oral aspects of diabetes and its implications. Methods: This narrative review aims at disclosing the pathogenesis, numerous oral aspects of diabetes, diagnosis, management, and patient education. Articles focusing on the oral aspect of diabetes and its management were considered, and the kaleidoscope model for oral health care is also proposed. Results: The review gives us an idea about the inter-relationship between oral and diabetes mellitus. It emphasizes the need for medical and dental collaborations for better systemic and oral health. Awareness and education of oral aspects in diabetes can help prevent oral complications related to diabetes and maintain oral health. Discussion: Understanding the oral implications of diabetes mellitus will help us better understand the disease. Furthermore, it can be a game changer for patient tutelage by the sense of various models, advanced diagnostic methods, and specialized interventions.

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