Th17 immune cells drive bone loss in periodontitis
from Dentistry Today
An unhealthy population of microbes in the mouth triggers specialized immune cells that inflame and destroy tissues, leading to the type of bone loss associated with a severe form of gum disease, according to researchers at the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research and the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine who say their findings have implications for new treatment approaches for the condition.
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