Will My Diabetes Affect My Ability To Heal?

As an oral surgeon, I want to share with you a question I often get asked, “Will my diabetes affect my ability to heal?” Well, simply put, yes it can. If you maintain your blood sugars in an appropriate area, they measure that typically with something called an A1C, then your ability to heal is just as good as anyone else.

What’s important is that during your healing phase, we do all the things to properly manage your blood sugars so that that A1C doesn’t become abnormal. If we can keep that A1C normal, then your healing potential will be uncompromised. If you do have issues with your A1C, you should let us know because we want to do whatever we can to help maximize that. If we do so, we can give you the best chance of having the best results possible.