Periodontitis is a gum infection that damages the soft tissue around the teeth and can even destroy the bone. Therefore, chronic inflammation can be a trigger for negative consequences at the neurological level. In the case of Alzheimer’s, persistent low-grade inflammation and the bacteria produced during the infection contribute to the neurodegenerative process and cognitive dysfunction.
Research led by doctor Yago Leira from Santiago has found that suffering from periodontitis, a disease affecting the gums, increases the risk of ischemic stroke and Alzheimer’s dementia. The study of periodontics carried out by the Spanish Society and the Spanish Society of Neurology under the coordination …
Bacterial periodontitis linked to Alzheimer’s pathogenesis
Mediators secreted by Porphyromonas gingivalis promote the formation of beta-amyloid precursor.
Periodontitis increases the risk of ischemic stroke and Alzheimer’s dementia
SEPA and SEN presented the objectives, results, recommendations and results of the joint report “Periodontitis and neurological diseases”.
Experimental Topical Treatment Fights periodontitis
It reduces inflammation, osteoclastogenesis and periodontal bone loss in vivo.
Regenerative therapy with growth factor and artificial bone in periodontitis
The new approach has shown its safety and ability to repair severe alveolar bone.
Studies have shown that the mouth microbe is involved in periodontitis
Researchers led by Osaka University have discovered that the oral microbe Fusobacterium nucleates plays a role in the development of periodontitis, also known as gum disease.
CSIC provides new knowledge about the causes of periodontitis
A team from the Barcelona Institute of Molecular Biology (IBMB-CSIC) discovers an unprecedented attack and defense mechanism in one of the bacteria that cause periodontitis, Tannerella forsythia.