Periodontal disease experience in adult long-duration insulin-dependent diabetics.

  title={Periodontal disease experience in adult long-duration insulin-dependent diabetics.},
  author={Helene Thorstensson and Anders Hugoson},
  journal={Journal of clinical periodontology},
  volume={20 5},
The aim of this study was to analyse periodontal disease experience in 40- to 70-year-old, sex-matched insulin-dependent diabetics and non-diabetics. The study involved 83 diabetics and 99 non-diabetics. The clinical and radiographic examination comprised recordings of number of teeth, presence of plaque, gingival conditions, probing pocket depth and alveolar bone level (main variable). Diabetics aged 40 to 49 years had more periodontal pockets > or = 6 mm and more extensive alveolar bone loss… CONTINUE READING


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