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Gum disease or periodontal disease is an infection caused by bacteria under the gum tissue that begin to destroy the gums and bone. Teeth become loose, chewing becomes difficult, and teeth may have to be extracted. Gum disease may also be related to damage elsewhere in the body; recent studies point to associations between such oral infections and diabetes, heart disease, stroke, and preterm, low-weight births. Research is underway to further examine these connections.
Double-stranded RNA provoke bone loss during periodontitis

Double-stranded RNA provoke bone loss during periodontitis

Periodontal or gum disease recognized as significant risk factor for metabolic syndrome

Periodontal or gum disease recognized as significant risk factor for metabolic syndrome

Targeting DEL-1 molecule could be an effective way to treat autoimmune disease

Targeting DEL-1 molecule could be an effective way to treat autoimmune disease

Research provides new insights into building blocks of gum disease

Research provides new insights into building blocks of gum disease