Epidemiological and clinical aspects of periodontal diseases in diabetics.

  title={Epidemiological and clinical aspects of periodontal diseases in diabetics.},
  author={Wilfred Aubrey Soskolne},
  journal={Annals of periodontology},
  volume={3 1},
The association between diabetes mellitus and periodontal disease has long been discussed, with conflicting conclusions. On the one hand, numerous reports indicate a high prevalence of periodontal disease in diabetics compared to healthy controls, while others fail to show such a relationship. Clarification of this dilemma has been occurring as the diagnostic criteria for periodontal disease destruction improve and the number and size of the populations surveyed grow. This review is based on a… CONTINUE READING