The Relationship Between Vitamin D and Wisdom Tooth Extractions
To date, no studies have investigated vitamin D levels in patients with impacted mandibular third molars. Only Oteri et al. correlated the degree of difficulty in wisdom tooth extraction and related complications with vitamin D dosages. With administration of 300,000 IU cholecalciferol four days prior to surgical extraction of lower third molars, a significant reduction in post-surgical edema and inflammatory responses was reported, leading to a more favorable clinical course.
Vitamin D Tooth Decay Tooth Loss Relationship
It is an indicator of vitamin D and/or vitamin K2 deficiency.
Tooth loss is normally a sign of vitamin D deficiency. For dental health, blood vitamin D levels should be above 50ng/ml. If vitamin D is normal, it can be explained by vitamin K2 deficiency.
Vitamin D must be taken together with vitamin K2 for absorption.
Vitamin D supplementation has been shown to both reduce the risk of caries and improve periodontal diseases by affecting the production of antimicrobial peptides (cathelicidin and defensins) and to be effective against gram-negative, gram-positive bacteria and Candida albicans.
Inadequate nutrition and vitamin D deficiency during the periods of deciduous and permanent tooth formation can affect the enamel-dentin sequence during tooth formation, leading to congenital defects in the teeth.
Inadequate vitamin D concentrations have been associated with periodontal disease, higher tooth and oral bone loss during pregnancy, and atrophy of the salivary glands.