Vitamin D (VD) levels have been gaining growing attention in Oral Health. During growth and adulthood, VD deficiency (VDD) is associated with a wide variety of oral health disorders, and impaired VD synthesis may expedite some of these conditions. In children, severe VDD can induce defective tooth mineralization, resulting in dentin and enamel defects.
How does a patient’s vitamin D intake (or lack thereof) affect the success or failure of the person’s implant? More research is being done on this topic. Michael Foley of Dentamedica elaborates.
First appeared in print edition of Dentistry Today | April 1, 2020 | Volume 39 No. 4 | pg. 72-29 Introduction Dental implants are generally considered a safe and highly predictable surgical procedure performed by many clinicians with the aim of replacing missing teeth. Yet, to this day, a number of implants placed in adequate […]
First published online at Perio-Implant Advisory | February 3, 2020 Dr. Scott Froum explains how vitamin D deficiency can adversely affect wound healing after dental surgery and alter implant success rates. He advises about adequate levels of the vitamin and discusses its importance to periodontal health. Vitamin D in its inactive form (vitamin D3 or cholecalciferol) […]