Oral infections and inflammation

Tooth decay (caries), gum disease (periodontal inflammation) and root canal inflammation (endodontal inflammation) are caused by infections in your mouth. And there is growing evidence that these illnesses affect your overall health. That is why our scientists within this programme are doing research on how you can prevent these oral diseases (prevention), what causes you to develop this oral disease (etiology) and how you can best treat them.

To find out what causes these oral diseases, our scientists are looking at specific bacteria in dental plaque, host factors and various individual responses to the inflammation. To investigate how you can prevent these oral diseases, they also look at the use of fluoride and how clean you keep your teeth. In addition, they are also investigating the various treatments that can help cure these oral diseases.