Objective: To evaluate the association of the degree of gingival inflammation and 25-hydroxy Vitamin D (25(OH)D) level in postmenopausal women. Methods: A cross-sectional study involved 71 postmenopausal women. Data were obtained using questionnaires, clinical periodontal examinations, and evaluations of blood samples. Serum 25(OH)D concentrations were determined using human 25-dihydroxy Vitamin D ELISA kit. Result: Prevalence of Vitamin D deficiency among postmenopausal women was 74.64%. The papillary bleeding index (PBI) was lower (1.07±0.18) in postmenopausal women with normal serum 25(OH)D levels than that in postmenopausal women with Vitamin D deficiency (1.41±0.1). However, this difference was not statistically significant (p<0.05). This result indicated increasing trends in PBI. Conclusion: There is no association between the degree of gingival inflammation and the 25(OH)D status among postmenopausal women.
- 25-hydroxy Vitamin D
- Papillary bleeding index