This study compared the periodontal and caries experience of young patients with insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus (IDDM) with a nondiabetic population of the same age. The plaque scores of children with IDDM were statistically higher. The caries experience of a child with closely monitored IDDM and a family history of diabetes was significantly lower than that of a child with IDDM and no such family history, even though the gingival and plaque indexes of both children were the same.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||3|
|Journal||Journal of the American Dental Association (1939)|
|State||Published - Aug 1986|
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