Nutritional EvaluationGood nutrition plays an important role in optimal wellness, oral health, and chronic disease prevention. It is also a very important part of healing post-surgery.
Oral Signs of Nutritional DeficienciesHere are some oral signs of nutritional deficiencies: bleeding gums, red and glossy tongue, redness at the corners of the mouth, and patches on the tongue. You may need a nutritional evaluation if you feel fatigued, you have migraines, arthritis, fibromyalgia, depression, allergies, weight gain, or take medications. Medications can affect the way you absorb nutrients from food or supplements.
Although taking a multi-vitamin is a good idea, it was shown that close to 80% of the people tested still had some form of nutritional deficiency, even those taking supplements.
Nutritional Deficiency TestA nutritional deficiency test can be done to find out exactly which nutrients you are deficient in, either via blood or urine testing.
SpectraCell’s Micronutrient tests measure 35 different vitamins, antioxidants, minerals, fatty acids, metabolites, and amino acids within our white blood cells. Scientific evidence shows us that analyzing white blood cells can give an accurate picture of one’s nutritional deficiencies. This particular nutrient deficiency report includes not only the deficiencies, but also a scale of how good the immune system function is, as well as supplementation recommendations. Test results are obtained in 2-3 weeks. A personalized nutrition plan can be developed from these results, which allow you to feel better, age better, and prepare you for any oral rehabilitation procedure.
Vitamin D DeficiencyVitamin D is an important part of oral and systemic health. Vitamin D deficiency has been associated with periodontal disease, implant failure, different types of cancers, fibromyalgia, autoimmune diseases, osteonecrosis of the jaw (ONJ) post oral surgery, and many other conditions and diseases. Vitamin D works well with several other key vitamins and minerals: magnesium, calcium, vitamin K, zinc, boron, and vitamin A.
Inexpensive and Quick Vitamin D TestingThe only way to know your vitamin D level is to test it. We offer inexpensive and quick vitamin D testing in our office. Since it is done via a dried blood spot, we can take blood from a site while performing a surgical procedure or via a finger prick.
Call 310-651-6588 to reach our Los Angeles practice and schedule a consultation with Dr. Sanda.