Oral DNA Testing Brings Advances in Periodontal Disease Treatment
Periodontal disease is the leading cause of adult tooth loss requiring treatment in order to halt the progression of disease and preserve healthy gums and teeth. Periodontal disease (gum disease) is a bacterial infection which causes damage to the gums and destroys the bone surrounding the teeth. Gum disease begins with no symptoms or pain and progresses over time, destroying more and more tissue. Gum tissue becomes puffy, reddened, and bleeds when brushing. As the gums recede, periodontal disease causes loose teeth in adults.
Gum Disease is Linked to Overall Health
Periodontal health has been linked to overall health of the body. Multiple studies have linked periodontal disease to systemic conditions such as heart disease, diabetes and stroke. If periodontal disease is directly connected to these serious health conditions, then it makes sense to use a tool which tests for the presence of destructive bacteria in your mouth.
Early Detection of Periodontal Disease is Key
My Perio Path ® is a simple, painless test which identifies and measures certain bacteria present in your mouth using a simple saliva sample.
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.
Make My Perio Path Part of Your Preventive Dental Strategy
As the art and science of dentistry continues to make advances, Dr. Jerry Dunn of Advanced Dental Care of Las Colinas remains committed to remaining on the leading edge of advanced dental technology. For more information about Oral DNA testing with My PerioPath ® and to schedule you dental exam, contact us.