Relationship between periodontal disease and diabetes mellitus: an Asian perspective.

  title={Relationship between periodontal disease and diabetes mellitus: an Asian perspective.},
  author={T. Taiyeb-ali and Renukanth Patabi Cheta Raman and Rathna Devi Vaithilingam},
  journal={Periodontology 2000},
  volume={56 1},
Physicians and dentists have restricted themselves to their own respective fields in the past, only treating diseases that are relevant to their own fields of specialization. However, recent findings indicate that oral health may influence systemic health, and that this may be a bi-directional relationship for some conditions. This is particularly true for the relationship between periodontal disease and diabetes mellitus. The inter-relationship between periodontal disease and diabetes mellitus… CONTINUE READING


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