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HPV Vaccine May Reduce Oral Infections By 88%

HPV Vaccine May Reduce Oral Infections By 88%

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The human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine may reduce the rate of oral HPV infections in young...

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Gingivitis Bacteria Manages to Manipulate Immune System

A new report shows that the bacteria that causes gum disease manipulates the immune system to hinder normal processes that would usually eliminate bacteria.

The information appears in the Journal of Leukocyte Biology. The study details the way in which the bacteria, Porphyromonas gingivalis, thrives when it would otherwise be destroyed. T-cells generally protect the host from microbial infection but this bacteria finds a way around that.

Ideally, this information will play a role in thwarting chronic infection that results from gingivitis.

To compile the data, researchers used mice cells that were exposed to this type of bacteria. The information indicated that the bacteria does its damage when first exposed to the pathogen. That’s why it’s essential for gingivitis treatment to start as early as possible. This way, the chances for a chronic infection decrease.

Specially designed therapeutics or some type of vaccine would be the only way to turn back the bacteria once it spreads.

Researchers conducted the study because gum diseases are difficult treat and harder to get rid of then many other diseases. This study made it clear why that is the case when compared to other infections that may be easier to treat.

The Wednesday Watch

Exclusive Interview: Dr. Thomas McClammy

Exclusive Interview: Dr. Thomas McClammy

24 May 2017

Dr. Tom McClammy speaks to us fresh from the stage after his GentleWave presentation at...

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29 March 2017

Drs. David Andersen and Lora Nelson explain how easy e-Prescribing...

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02 May 2017

This year’s International Dental Show did not disappoint: 155,000 participants from 157 countries attended,...

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Narrow-Body Dental Implants

02 May 2017

As the multibillion-dollar market for dental implants grows, many new companies are entering the...

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