Study Reveals New Aspects Of Gingivitis And Body’s Response

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December 12, 2021

Researchers have identified and classified how different people respond to dental plaque. Left or unchecked plaque can induce gum inflammation. This severe gum disease or infection damages the soft tissue and destroys the bone that supports teeth, resulting in tooth loss. The researchers wanted to find the reason. In this research, they came to know the unknown facts that can cause a severe problem. They found out that the idea of oral hygiene was useful to recolonise the tooth surface with appropriate bacteria to keep the unwanted bacteria out.

Key Takeaways:

  • A serious gum infection damages the soft tissue and can destroy the bone that supports teeth.
  • The researchers also found a previously unidentified range of inflammatory responses to bacterial accumulation in the mouth.
  • The study revealed for the first time that subjects with low clinical response also demonstrated an inadequate inflammatory response for a wide variety of inflammation signals.

“the researchers found a novel protective response by the body, triggered by plaque accumulation, that can save tissue and bone during inflammation. This mechanism, which was apparent among all three phenotypes, utilizes white blood cells known as neutrophils. In the mouth, they act something like cops on the beat, patrolling and regulating the bacterial population to maintain a stable condition known as healthy homeostasis.”

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