Study Finds That Some Immune Cells May Prolong Gum Inflammation

  • Posted on: May 25 2015

Gum inflammation occurs when the body attempts to fight an infection. A recent study found that many of the cells that can help build up immunities to certain infections can also help prolong gum inflammation.  Most of the cells that control inflammation and how the body reacts to an illness or infection, help balance the inflammation to benefit the body. The study found that some infections can trick these cells into allowing the disease or infection to flourish and spread.

“An excess of these malfunctioning cells can lead to the inflammatory disease process instead of stopping it,” one researcher said.

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