Periodontal Testing with MyPerioPath® and MyPerioID® | OralDNA Labs
Knowing the intimate connection between the mouth and the rest of the body, we at Great Grins Dental have researched ways to offer our patient’s more information about what is going on in their mouth and the role it can play on their overall health.
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.
OralDNA Periodontal Tests
Great Grins Dental is now administering molecular tests that provide supplemental information about a patient’s overall health and periodontal disease. Saliva contains all the same DNA markers that are found throughout our bodies, so through a simple collection of saliva we can gather a plethora of information that we can use to implement a customized treatment plan for your periodontal disease or learn what your genetic susceptibility to periodontal disease is. We now know that certain genetic markers and specific periodontal pathogens found in our saliva can indicate a much higher chance of contracting periodontal disease and other related conditions such as heart disease, stroke, diabetes, Alzheimer’s disease, rheumatoid arthritis and even cancer.
Contact Us to Learn More About Periodontal Testing
For more information about the MyPerioPath® and MyPerioID® salivary diagnostic tests, or to schedule an appointment, contact Great Grins Dental via phone at 512.346.1900 or write to us online here.