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Nonsurgical Approach in Periodontal Therapy for a Patient with Metabolic Syndrome

Uthpala S Malwatte, Aruni Tilakaratne

Citation Information : Malwatte US, Tilakaratne A. Nonsurgical Approach in Periodontal Therapy for a Patient with Metabolic Syndrome. Int J Experiment Dent Sci 2016; 5 (1):64-68.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10029-1126

Published Online: 01-08-2010

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2016; The Author(s).



The aim of this article is to describe the effect nonsurgical periodontal therapy can have on the improvement in the glycemic and lipid indices of patients with metabolic syndrome (MS).


Combination of noncommunicable diseases has become increasingly common among the people at present. Metabolic syndrome is a combination of dyslipidemia, diabetes mellitus (DM), obesity, and hypertension. Periodontal disease (PDD) is also a common entity among many people. The heightened chance of PDD in the diabetic patient is well established. Among the treatment modalities for PDD, nonsurgical therapy plays a major role. Reduction of the major causative factors of PDD can bring about a massive improvement of the disease through this approach.

Case description

Periodontal management of an adult patient with MS via nonsurgical periodontal therapy alone had shown dramatic improvement of periodontal as well as general health of the patient at the completion of the treatment.


Improvement of glycemic indices of diabetic patients has been shown with periodontal treatment in conjunction with medical treatment.

Clinical Significance

Value of a dental professional in diagnosing metabolic diseases through detection of periodontal and other dental complications cannot be underestimated. A well-executed nonsurgical periodontal therapy alone can bring about a massive improvement of the PDD condition as well as other metabolic diseases, such as DM, emphasizing the importance of proper collaboration among the dental surgeons with the medical practitioner.

How to cite this article

Malwatte US, Jayasinghe VP, Tilakaratne A. Nonsurgical Approach in Periodontal Therapy for a Patient with Metabolic Syndrome. Int J Experiment Dent Sci 2016;5(1):64-68.

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