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Journal :   Research Journal of Pharmacy and Technology

Volume No. :   7

Issue No. :  2

Year :  2014

Pages :   248-252

ISSN Print :  0974-3618

ISSN Online :  0974-360X


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Vitamin D Deficiency in Periodontal Health



Address:   Subashree R.1*, Dr. Radhika Arjunkumar2
1Saveetha Dental College and Hospitals, Chennai-77 Tamil nadu
2Senior Lecturer, Department of Periodontics, Saveetha Dental College, Chennai-77 Tamilnadu.
*Corresponding Author
DOI No: Not Available

ABSTRACT:
Vitamin D is 1-25 dihydroxy cholecalciferol or calcitriol, is an active form of vitamin D3. It is lipid soluble vitamin. Vitamin D plays a major role in maintaining the oral health, mineral metabolism, formation bone, innate immunity, calcium cycle. The vitamin D receptor (VDR) gene polymorphism which is highly associated with periodontal disease. A hypothesis is that vitamin D is not only useful with direct effects like maintaining the oral health, bone metabolism it has got high capacity to function as anti inflammatory effects and stimulate the production of anti – microbial peptides. The aim of this article is to review the impact of vitamin D in periodontal health and disease.
KEYWORDS:
Alveolar bone, Periodontitits, Tooth loss, Vitamin D deficiency and metabolism, VDR polymorphism and therapeutic uses.
Cite:
Subashree R., Radhika Arjunkumar. Vitamin D Deficiency in Periodontal Health. Research J. Pharm. and Tech. 7(2): Feb. 2014; Page 248-252.
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