Fusobacterium is a genus of bacteria and one of the most pathogenic and dangerous bacteria found in the Oral Microbiome, causing dental damage. Fusobacterium are opportunistic pathogens and contribute to oral diseases under certain conditions. There is a correlation between Fusobacterium and Dental Damage.
Dental Damage and Oral Diseases Caused by Fusobacterium!
Fusobacterium is commonly associated with gingivitis, which is the inflammation of the gums. It plays a major role in gingivitis by facilitating the attachment of other harmful bacteria to the tooth surface. Pathogenic Fusobacterium is the reason behind the progression of periodontitis. It is a more severe form of gum disease that leads to tooth loss. These bacteria contribute to the formation of dental plaque and the destruction of periodontal tissues. This bacteria is often found in dental abscesses, which are localized collections of pus within the teeth or gums. These abscesses are painful and require dental treatment. Research shows there is a link between Fusobacterium and Oral Cancers which totally damages not only oral health but also leads to heart problems, cancer, diabetes and other acute diseases.
Good oral hygiene practices such as regular brushing, flossing, and dental check-ups are important. This will prevent the overgrowth of harmful bacteria, including Fusobacterium, in the mouth. Even in young children, we see this bacteria as a result of poor Oral Hygiene and stress. In cases where Fusobacterium infections are problematic, antibiotics may be prescribed by healthcare professionals to manage the infection.
It’s important to note that the presence of pathogenic Fusobacterium in the oral cavity is very harmful and causes severe dental damage and other health issues. Fusobacterium along with other pathogenic bacteria when it overgrows leads to conditions like gum disease, abscesses, and oral cancer and affects overall health.
Why test at AMMAGENOMICS?
AMMAGENOMICS offers PCR-based tests to detect Fusobacterium which causes dental damage and dysbiosis in the Oral Microbiome. Finding the root cause of the problem using our test helps in early detection and in getting a complete cure. Periodic test to check Fusobacterium in the Oral Microbiome is vital. We give accurate results in a quick turnaround time.
Finding the root cause of the problem is the key to early detection and prevention!