Gum Disease Prevention
We Are Now Offering Two Salivary DNA Tests to Fight Gum Disease!
Using DNA for healthy smiles...
One of the most significant advances in dental medicine, a simple DNA test, can now determine the specific type and quantity of disease-causing bacteria in your mouth! These bacteria, if left untreated, can cause periodontal disease, tooth loss, and also affect your risk for developing other systemic diseases such as heart disease, stroke, and diabetes (among others).
This exciting new test is for anyone with symptoms of gingivitis or periodontal disease. These
symptoms include: bleeding gums, bad breath, red or inflamed gums or loss of bone around your
teeth. Other indications for this test would be prior to extensive dental procedures and in some
cases, surgical clearance (such as heart surgery or joint replacements).
This gentle oral rinse procedure is performed by swishing a small amount of sterile saline through-
out the mouth and can be done in about 30 seconds. The sample is then sent to OralDNA Labs,
Inc. (www.OralDNA.com) for processing.
The lab report that we get back will identify the bacteria associated with the gum infection and
allow us to develop a far more powerful and effective treatment plan. Through this state-of-the-art
technology, we are now able treat the cause of the infection and not just the symptoms. The goal
of therapy then becomes to reduce your overall bacterial risk for disease progression. As with
most diseases, earlier treatment and targeted treatment can help stop periodontal disease before
irreversible damage occurs.
In addition to this bacterial DNA test, we can also offer you a genetic susceptibility test that will tell
us if your genetic makeup puts you at greater risk for developing gum tissue infections (due to an
exaggerated immune response). This will further enable us to optimize your therapy and recare
If you or a loved one is in need of either of these tests, please call for more information.
It is our mission to offer you the most cutting edge, comprehensive oral-systemic healthcare