Generalized Severe Periodontitis and Periodontal Abscess in Type 2 Diabetes: A Case Report

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1University Hospital Heidelberg, Clinic for Oral, Dental and Maxillofacial Diseases, Department of Conservative Dentistry, Section of Periodontology, ImNeuenheimer Feld 400, 69120 Heidelberg, Germany


The bidirectional relationship between periodontitis and diabetes mellitus can cause distinct oral symptoms that can impact the general health conditions of affected patients. The presented case report of a female diabetes type 2 patient with severe periodontitis and a periodontal abscess shows how interdisciplinary collaboration between the attending physician and dentist can significantly improve oral conditions and metabolic control.

Keywords: diabetes type 2; oral symptoms; periodontitis


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Citation Information: Balkan Journal of Dental Medicine. Volume 20, Issue 2, Pages 111–116, ISSN (Online) 2335-0245, DOI:, July 2016