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World J Diabetes. Feb 25, 2016; 7(4): 50-66
Published online Feb 25, 2016. doi: 10.4239/wjd.v7.i4.50
Management of diabolical diabetes mellitus and periodontitis nexus: Are we doing enough?
Abhijit N Gurav
Abhijit N Gurav, Department of Periodontology, Tatyasaheb Kore Dental College and Research Centre, New Pargaon, Kolhapur 416137, Maharashtra State, India
Author contributions: Gurav AN is the sole contributor to this paper with conception and design of the study, literature review and analysis, drafting and critical revision and editing, and final approval of the final version.
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Correspondence to: Abhijit N Gurav, BDS, MDS, Professor, Head of Department of Periodontology, Tatyasaheb Kore Dental College and Research Centre, New Pargaon, NH204 Road, Kolhapur 416137, Maharashtra State, India.
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Received: August 10, 2015
Peer-review started: August 10, 2015
First decision: September 28, 2015
Revised: October 16, 2015
Accepted: January 16, 2016
Article in press: January 19, 2016
Published online: February 25, 2016
Core Tip

Core tip: Various studies have corroborated a two-way relationship between diabetes mellitus and periodontitis. Periodontal therapy (PT) can assist to ameliorate the glycated hemoglobin levels. Metabolic control in diabetes may prevent further complications. Given the large scale epidemiology of both diabetes and periodontitis, it is prudent for the oral health care personnel to co-ordinate efforts with the diabetes care personnel, for the mutual management of these conditions. The implication of PT in metabolic control of diabetes and the various methods for the systematic management of diabetes-periodontitis nexus are explained in this review.