The primary goal in periodontal therapy is to achieve periodontal health consistent with overall health and to reduce any future risk in disease recurrence and/or progression. Early diagnosis and prevention of periodontal disease is paramount to lessening the impact of diabetes on the outcome of periodontal therapy.
A periodontal treatment plan for the diabetic patient should encompass the following goals:40
The entire dental team, working together with medical colleagues, must become increasingly involved in the management of patients with diabetes and perform periodontal screening as a matter of routine of all patients diagnosed with diabetes.
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