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Hypothyrodism as a risk factor of periodontitis and its relation with vitamin D deficiency: mini-review of literature and a case report

Mini-Review, 312 - 316
doi: 10.11138/ccmbm/2017.14.3.312
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Objective. The purpose of this report is to investigate the role and efficiency of the intra-ligamentary injection of vitamin D and calcium in the treatment of chronic periodontitis associated with hypothyroidism.
Design. A 43-year-old female with suspected hypothyroidism who revealed severe chronic periodontitis with grade III mobility. Pre-operative periodontal and systemic control preceded the used intervention. After 3 months, intra-ligamentary injectable vitamin D with calcium was introduced.
Results. Clinical evaluation revealed great improvement of the injected sites. Marked reduction of mobility, pocket depth and bleeding were detected.
Conclusions. Injectabe vitamin D is an adjunctive treatment modality that needs to be discovered in another way. It may provide further solutions for the periodontal regeneration problem. Clinical studies with large sample sizes and long term follow up are needed.

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