Gum disease and diabetes

Dr. Arnold Nshimye is a dentist at Code Clinic, Kamwokya

What you need to know:

  • Gingivitis is reversible through cleaning, in a procedure referred to as scaling and polishing performed by a dentist.

Gum disease begins with an accumulation of microorganisms including bacteria around your teeth, forming plaque. This plaque irritates your gums and brings inflammation (gingivitis) which manifests with reddening, swelling and sometimes bleeding of the gums, especially when brushing your teeth. 

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