Dr. Detar can also use Oral DNA to also help determine the level of bacteria in your mouth to try to further reduce bacteria and give you a more scientific answer to many of your gum disease questions.
Why test with Oral DNA?
- 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