This research was originally published in 2021 by the editor of the Bite Magazine
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For the first time, researchers from Germany have shown that a unicellular parasite commonly found in the mouth plays a role in both severe tissue inflammation and tissue destruction.
The team from Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin—and whose findings are published in the Journal of Dental Research—found that most patients with severe and recurrent periodontitis (gum disease) showed an increased presence of the amoeba Entamoeba gingivalis inside their oral cavities. Once the parasite has invaded the gingival tissue, it feeds on its cells and causes tissue destruction.