Research to investigate how good oral bacteria can become fatal
from Dentistry Today
Researchers at the University of Buffalo School of Dental Medicine have received a $239,000 grant from the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research to study Streptococcus gordonii. This bacteria is harmless and even common in healthy mouths. But it can cause infective endocarditis, which is a rare but fatal inflammation of the heart valves, after entering the bloodstream, often through bleeding gums.
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