My story is on the old PAS web site.
I've basically been doing fine for the past 5 or 6 years. I handled the transition from UK (Hydroxo-B12) injections every month to the USA (Cyano-B12) every week. I take Folic Acid, B6, Biotin, TMG and a daily multi-vitamin.
A week ago a noticed a crown on an upper tooth, that has ben problematic for years, was loose. I booked an appointment with the dentist to "glue it back on again". However, during the week, my tongue would not leave that tooth alone. The smell and taste from the tooth was foul. I bought Listerine to keep it all clean. I gave up all sugar in my coffee to stop feeding the bacteria. I finally resorted to keeping a toothpick across that tooth and biting on it to hold the tooth in place. The tongue went after the toothpick and everything calmed down.
I googled something like "lost a tooth due to vitamin deficiency" and it came back with a Vit D3 issue. Since I became photosensitive after starting on B12 injections, I do not get Vit D from sunlight any more. I probably should have taken other PAS member's advice and started on Vit D3 a long time ago. I figured that the daily multi-vitamin was giving me the Vit D3.
A couple of months ago, I noticed that the gum around that tooth would get inflamed on Saturday before my B12 injection was due on Sunday. The tongue also developed a red patch the size of half a penny along the place where it touched that tooth. After the B12 injection everything seemed to clear up so I was focused on B12D as being the cause for both.
I also had, what looking back at it, was probably an abscess, where the outside gum on that tooth developed a pouch of blood which popped while brushing my teeth.
Last night the dentist found the tooth broken in half horizontally . The lower portion holding the crown was still attached to the inside gum and hence the wobble. The outer gum was completely detached and had been allowing food to go up along the root. Because it was a crown on a tooth with a root canal, the root was already dead but now it was just rotting away. The upper portion of the root was infected and the gum around it was inflamed. The whole thing was extracted and he found it was also up into my sinus.
Today I'm sitting here with a headache, the gap in my mouth is packed with gauze, I'm eating a soft diet, with instructions not to sneeze or blow my nose too hard, and feeling sorry for myself. I know full well that I should have stopped the sugar and started the Listerine and Vit D3 a long time ago. Please, not too many I told you so....
I think that my body had been fighting the infection in the tooth for quite a while and using up B12 all along the way. Hopefully over the next month the gum will heal up and then we'll look at what the next step is.
Anybody else with PA or a B12D had gum disease or lost a tooth?