In your dental exam, it can become obvious to your dentist that there’s an underlying medical problem.
You may not only have a gum problem, you may have diabetes. Your dentist can tell if you have an overreaction to periodontal disease or infection. Sometimes these underlying medical conditions can be clearly seen by a dentist and diagnosed at that level.
If these problems are picked up in the dental office, your dentist will encourage you to see your GP for further testing, to determine if this is actually the problem that you have.
If you have questions about diabetes and dental exams, consult a local dentist.
Local Practitioners: General Dentist
Dr Gallon is a graduate of the University of British Columbia with a Bachelor of Science and Doctor of Dental Medicine degrees. Her undergraduate degree in Honours Biochemistry has given her the background to assess more skilfully how medications and dental materials (such as whitening) affect us. Her degree of Doctor of Dental Medicine has an extensive underlying focus in medicine and has contributed to her understanding of dentistry as it applies to the systems of the body as a whole. Dr Gallon has practiced in North Vancouver for the past 30 years. She is very involved in ongoing personal and professional development as well as the development of a strong dental team and is a proctor for the California Centre for Advanced Studies (CCADS). Dr Gallon has a personal commitment to provide outstanding dental care in a relaxing environment where you are special; you are listened to and you leave with all your questions answered.
• BC Dental Society
• Canadian Dental Association
• Richard V Tucker Academy
• Vancouver Comprehensive Treatment Planning Seminar
• Vancouver Crown and Bridge Study Club
• Seattle Study Club
• American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry
• California Centre for Advanced Dental Education