Periodontist Questions Bleeding Gums

Can gum bleeding in a diabetic patient get serious?

I am a 32 year old man and I am having severe trouble with bleeding gums. I am also a diabetic and worried if this can create trouble of any kind.

10 Answers

Diabetes, when well controlled, does not cause periodontal disease (bone loss around teeth). However, blood sugar levels above normal can significantly contribute to disease around the teeth. The good news is that treating periodontal disease can also improve your diabetic status and vice versa. Make sure to have your gums checked regularly to help prevent advanced bone loss.
Possibly yes
Seek a professional evaluation to rule out gum disease. Gum disease tends to be more severe in diabetics, and uncontrolled gum disease can contribute to difficulties in getting your diabetes under control.
It is serious in that you may be experiencing bone loss, and the bleeding gums may be a sign that your diabetes is not well controlled. You should see a periodontist for an evaluation. 
Hello Sir,
Yes, diabetes can have very serious issues when it comes to your teeth, and bleeding. If a diabetic has higher blood sugar levels, and if the A1C levels are above 6 or so, you will notice a higher bleeding amount, and likely this is not just gingivitis, rather it can have progressed to periodontitis. There can be a vicious cycle between the diabetic control and the infection around your teeth, and they are related at a very high level. You should have a full periodontal exam, along with making sure that your physician is happy with your diabetic control. I hope that this answer helps you. Dr. Steve Aeschliman.
Unfortunately your concern is very real. Bleeding gums is a symptom of active periodontal disease (this is where you loose bone around your teeth). Periodontal disease, if unstable which it sounds like you have can cause your diabetes to become worse and vice versa. I highly recommend you see a periodontist for correct diagnosis and treatment. In our office we will work very closely with your primary care physician and endocrinologist to get your diabetes under control and stabilize your periodontal disease at the same time. Hope you get this taken care of. Best wishes, Neal Raval
Gum disease and diabetes have a direct relationship. Meaning, if you develop gum disease, you will not be able to control diabetes, and if you have uncontrolled diabetes, you can develop gum issues (gingivitis/ periodontitis).
Bleeding gums is a sign of inflammation. Inflammation can lead to gum disease and bone loss. See a dentist to evaluate and treat as needed.
Absolutely - it is a vicious circle. Diabetes makes you less resistant to infection - especially when your blood sugar is not under good control. At the same time - bleeding gums indicate that your periodontal health is not under good control which makes it harder to control your blood sugar.
Bleeding gums is very common however, when combined with diabetes could be a sign of a more severe dental problem. It is important for you to see a periodontist for an evaluation.
Dear sir
Gum bleeding is a sign of periodontal disease and can make control of your diabetes very difficult. In the other hand diabetic patients are more prone to gum disease