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Akashrajput

Do b12 deficiency cause gum recession

I'm able to see my gums going down a little is this because of B12 and vitamin D deficiency ? And if yes what should I do now plz help

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Use a soft toothbrush with sensitive toothpaste. Hopefully will improve.

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Akashrajput in reply to Nackapan

Okay ty ❣️

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Akashrajput in reply to Nackapan

But do vitamin and mineral deficiency cause gum recession?

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Nackapan in reply to Akashrajput

Some have reported so.I've had dental problems. You also have mentioned? Oral thrush.

Your bloods will hopefully show up any inbakance that needs addressing.

You dentist can also advise

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Akashrajput in reply to Nackapan

Yea I'll visit a dentist Covid here in India has become worse so will have to wait a little

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Nackapan in reply to Akashrajput

Of course.

It could be part of it

Need vit C as well

I had a big episode of gum recession each time after having my 2nd and 3rd children. I was probably pretty low on B12 at the time but didn't know about it

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Akashrajput in reply to Leils

Even my b12 is below 83 How did u cope up with the gum recession

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Leils in reply to Akashrajput

Well unfortunately it didn't grow back

But I went on a low carb diet with no sugar and it stopped the pain

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Akashrajput in reply to Leils

Yea even I've stopped eating sugar completely to satisfy my sweet tooth I eat fruits I'm no scared of the pain I'm afraid of losing a teeth

I can remember reading the report of a study done in India which concluded that poor gum health was closely linked with B12 deficiency. My gums have definitely improved since I started supplementing with B12.

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Akashrajput in reply to Budsa

I brush hard I think that's the problem and also low b12 is adding up to it making it miserable

Here is a link. There are plenty more references on the internet.

ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articl...

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Akashrajput in reply to Budsa

Thank you so much ❤️

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Akashrajput in reply to Budsa

I went through that article even I'm an indian but that study was done on children's n I'm 23 but still I think nutrition deficiency has caused this gum recession

I had untreated PA for many many years and very poor teeth and gums that got worse and worse with almost continual bleeding in the end. Useless dentist just said to use a mouthwash that did not help at all. Since self injecting EOD for over a year the bleeding has stopped and no more gum erosion is taking place and they look healthy. Sadly its too late to save any teeth in my lower jaw and they will all go shortly.

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Akashrajput in reply to Bellabab

Even my lower teeths are more in danger and also there's no use of doing any surgery bcz b12 won't let them stay alive life is being too harsh

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CherylclaireForum Support in reply to Bellabab

When my gums bled and hair started falling out, my GP thought it more to do with low folate or ferritin rather than my B12 deficiency. Since all treatment started at around the same time, I still don't know which helped most: frequent B12 injections or ferritin and folate supplements.

I also got gum shrinkage and recurring abscesses. Infections difficult to fight off. Teeth often loose as bone affected too. Also found to have osteoporosis of the spine so vitamin D on prescription. Have lost some teeth, but have saved a few, too. My gums never bleed now.

It took about 2 or 3 years to get good levels of ferritin and folate to stabilise. I now self inject B12 every three days. My raised methylmalonic acid (MMA) level took 3 years to drop down to within normal range.

Glad you are recovering. Keep safe.

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CherylclaireForum Support in reply to Bellabab

Yes, you too. Sorry to hear about your teeth.

Take care.

I was referred to a dental hospital due to my "gum disease" it was suggested I hadn't been brushing my teeth properly. It was then found I was deficient in B12 started my 6 weekly jabs and havent looked back. No "gum disease" any more and no more mouth ulcers.

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Akashrajput in reply to Ozzy123

Great happy for you ❤️🌞

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