Oral Manifestations and Complications of Diabetes Mellitus: A review

Sultan Qaboos Univ Med J. 2011 May;11(2):179-86. Epub 2011 May 15.


Diabetes mellitus is a chronic disease affecting all age groups. It is one of the leading causes of mortality and morbidity worldwide. Many chronic macrovascular and microvascular complications of diabetes have been reported in the literature with few reports about oral complications. This article aims to review and increase the awareness of oral manifestations and complications of diabetes mellitus and to stimulate research on the subject. It treats in depth some of the complications such as periodontal disease, fungal infection and salivary dysfunction while other complications are mentioned briefly.

Keywords: Complications; Diabetes Mellitus; Fungal; Oral; Periodontitis; Taste.