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Year : 2011  |  Volume : 9  |  Issue : 5  |  Page : 420-424

The Clinical importance and therapeutic benefit of cholecalceferol - Vitamin D: Current concepts and its implication in Dentistry - A review

Dept of Community Dentistry, M M Dental College, Belgavi, India

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Vitamin D has emerged from obscurity, and its effect on various organ systems throughout the body down to the cellular level is being discovered. What was once thought to be a simple hormone affecting only bone and calcium metabolism has shifted. Vitamin D is now seen as a complex hormone that is involved not only in the calcium homeostasis but also in the integrity of the innate immune system. Reduced serum Vitamin D is linked to inflammatory and long- latency diseases like tuberculosis, arthritis, diabetes ad even gingivitis. Research on the importance of prescribing Vitamin D as a therapeutic and preventive measure in routine practice for many diseases including Gingivitis and periodontal disease is in full swing.

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