Treating Gum Disease Alone with Type-Two Diabetes

Gum Disease and DiabetesIt is a proven fact that periodontal disease can be caused by type-two diabetes and people suffering from it realize all the risks when visiting a dentist. But the latest research in this sphere demonstrates that your visit to a dentist may appear more beneficial than you think. The results of this research are closely associated with analyzing the activity of B cells which play a great role in promotion of inflammation and bone loss when a person is sick with type-two diabetes.

B cells are considered to be the most important blood cells that are directly involved in the human immune response. The problem of periodontal disease caused by type-two diabetes is solved by influencing those cells and the symptoms can easily be prevented and treated, though the treatment of type-two diabetes and periodontitis comes together. That is why dentists need to consider these results and to choose the proper way of treating this sort of gum disease.

The research was conducted at Boston University’s School of Medicine and it represents a novel approach to simultaneous treating of both type-two diabetes and its complications which are associated with the gum disease. The results of the research were achieved with using a mouse model and there were two groups that can be examined for the results of the experiment. One of the groups was characterized as a group without B cells due to some genetic changes while the second appeared to be with the normal number of B cells.

To get the needed results, both the groups were fed a low-fat diet. As a result, these two groups did not demonstrate the signs of obesity and type-two diabetes. Considering this condition, both the groups demonstrated the same development of inflammation and bone loss. If a high-fat diet was used, the group with the normal number of B cells activated inflammation and bone loss while the second group remained unchanged. That is why researched point out that targeting B cells is the key point in treating periodontal disease.


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