How Diabetes Affects Dental Implant Healing

As a person living with diabetes, your body either does not produce its own insulin or isn’t using it properly. This makes it more difficult for your body to regulate your blood glucose levels. Furthermore, it can lead to a multitude of health complications, including those that affect your ability to heal from surgical procedures. If you are considering getting dental implants and you’re living with type 1 or type 2 diabetes, here’s what you should know.

How Diabetes Affects Dental Implant Healing

Dental Implant Risks Associated with Diabetes

Slower Healing Time

People with type 1 and type 2 diabetes have a harder time healing wounds of any size. Studies suggest that this may be a result of genetic defects, lower levels of available insulin, as well as higher blood sugar levels.

Higher Risk of Infection

Infectious diseases are more prevalent in those living with diabetes due to their lowered immune function. When it comes to dental surgery, those with diabetes are more predisposed to soft tissue infections like dental abscesses and other oral infections.

Increasing Your Potential for a Successful Procedure

Properly controlling your diabetes is key when it comes to the success of your surgical procedure and the survival of your dental implant. You are also more likely to have a complication-free experience if the following precautions are followed:

  • Use of prophylactic disease-preventing) antibiotics.
  • Being prescribed a longer course of antibiotics.
  • Use of an oral antiseptic mouthwash.

Dental Implants in Dallas, Texas

At Radiance Dentistry, Dental Implant Center, we are the only provider of All-on-4Ⓡ and All-on-6Ⓡ Implants using XircOn™ in the Dallas-Fort Worth area. This new-age implant material provides a long-lasting and durable way to restore your smile.

To schedule your consultation, give us a call at (972) 866-7976 today! You can also visit our Youtube channel to hear the doctor talk about this himself!