TEN YEARS AGO, scientists developed a new method to test for oral diseases, such as periodontal disease. This method is called OralDNA testing, and it enables us to spot these diseases much earlier than we could before and offer treatment that is tailor-made for individual patients.
What’s So Important About Early Diagnosis?
Gum disease, also known as periodontal disease, is extremely detrimental to your overall oral health. Being that severe cases can cause loss of all teeth! When we catch gum disease early, with your help and proper diet/maintenance at home, the chance of keeping your teeth is much higher. The treatment for periodontal disease is a "deep" cleaning, with regular maintenance every 3 months instead of every 6 months. The bacteria present around teeth with periodontal disease has been suggested to be CAUSALLY associated to affect your heart (Atherosclerotic Vascular Disease (ASVD), aggravate diabetes, and more.
Oral DNA can also provide information in regards to HPV testing, inflammatory gene markers, herpes simplex virus, and a full DNA drug mapping profile. Call for more information!
Technology is ever changing and what we can diagnose with A SIMPLE SALIVA test now, makes it less invasive and easier for patients of all ages and health statuses. You simply swish for 30-seconds with a small amount of saline solution, and it is mailed to the laboratory.
Get Your OralDNA Results!
If you’re concerned that you might be developing gum disease, schedule an appointment with us so we can do your OralDNA test! It’s easy, it’s safe, and it gives us the most accurate results possible, which means we can give you the specific treatment you need! If you have further questions about how OralDNA works and what it could do for you, just let us know!
We look forward to hearing from you!
The content on this blog is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of qualified health providers with questions you may have regarding medical conditions.
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