Oral DNA® PERIODONTAL TESTING
As you may be aware, the past 10 years have provided much insight into what has come to be called… “The Oral / Systemic Connection”.
There does appear to be a link to chronic inflammatory periodontal infections and systemic diseases such as:
•Some forms of cancer and other diseases
The National Institute of Health (NIH) and other research facilities are aggressively pursuing this link as well. For more information regarding the Oral/Systemic Connection, visit the following links online:
•National Institutes of Health
•American Dental Association
•Academy of Periodontology
•American Dental Hygienists’ Association
As we continue to learn more about the severity of periodontal infections and how closely linked they are to your overall health, having detailed information about your genetic susceptibility (MyPerioID® PST®) and the bacteria that are present in our mouth (MyPerioPath®) will be critical in determining your oral and overall general health.
This test indentifies and measures certain bacteria in your mouth that cause gingivitis (early stage gum disease) and periodontal disease (mature gum disease).
Collecting a sample is quickly and easily administered chairside, and takes about a minute to complete.
1. You swish a saline solution for 30 seconds
2. Then expectorates into funneled collection tube
3. Funnel is removed, cap is secured to top of collection tube
4. Samples are sent via pre-paid FedEx® envelope to OralDNA® Labs for DNA-PCR analysis
5.E-mail notification is sent to our office when electronic result report is available- we download it, review it and call you with the results