Do you have periodontal disease that is not responding to traditional therapies such as scaling and root planing? Just as you might be tested for any other type of infection, we can test for they type of specific bacteria that is causing your periodontal infection. All we need is a sample of your saliva. Once we know the predominant type(s) of bacteria, we can target the infection directly with the proper antibiotics in conjunction with traditional therapies.
At our office, we use clinical laboratory services from OralDNA Labs® to ensure we are giving our patients the best oral health information possible. OralDNA Labs® is a specialty diagnostics company designed to provide reliable, definitive and cost effective clinical tests that guide oral health professionals in detecting and prognosing disease at an earlier, more treatable stage. With OralDNA Labs® you can…
- Find hidden oral pathogens that threaten your oral and systemic health. Common pathogens directly cause gum disease and may increase the risk of cardiovascular disease, diabetes, stroke and birth complications
- Learn if you were born with gene markers associated with increased inflammation, a critical factor in the severity of periodontal, diabetes and cardiovascular disease
- Help your dentist select the most effective treatment if you already have periodontal disease, and then measure results with a follow-up test
- Learn if you have HPV high-risk types associated with oral cancer