It's a known fact that periodontitis, a bacterial infection in the mouth, is the primary cause of tooth loss in adults. According to the American Dental Association (ADA), an estimated 75% of all Americans over the age of 35 have some form of periodontal disease.
We are offering two new diagnostic tests that give us valuable information for the assessment and treatment of your conditions.
REASONS THAT THESE TESTS ARE BEING RECOMMENDED TO YOU:
We ordered these tests for one or more of the following reasons: *Clinical signs of infection are present -Inflamed gum tissue (red, swollen, or bleeding gums) *Visible signs of periodontitis are evident -Bone loss around teeth, periodontal pockets *You have a family history of periodontal disease *Confirmation of your oral health state is needed prior to surgery *You have other medical/systemic conditions that make you more susceptible to periodontal infections *For the assessment of your periodontal health and genetic risk to periodontal infections
PERIODONTAL DISEASE FACTS:
As you may be aware, the past 10 years have provided much insight into what is now called "The Oral/Systemic Connection". There does appear to be a link between chronic periodontal infections and: *Heart disease *Diabetes *Stroke *Some forms of cancer and other diseases
The National Institute of Health (NIH) and other research facilities are aggressively pursuing this link as well. We are continuing to learn more about the severity of periodontal infections and how closely linked they are to your overall health. Having detailed information about the bacteria that are present in your mouth and your genetic risk will deliver valuable information about your oral health, which may impact your health overall.
WHAT ARE THE TESTS?
MyPerioPathTest: *Identifies and measures certain bacteria that can cause gingivitis and periodontitis.
My PerioID PST Test: *Determines if you are at increased risk for severe gum tissue infections
These revolutionary tests deliver detailed information that will enable us better determine the appropriate treatment regimen for your specific needs. The testing procedures are: *Quick, non-invasive, and simple *Easy to perform
ARE YOU AT RISK?
Listed below are some of the reasons to consider using OralDNA's test:
*Are you a smoker? *Do you have bad breath? *Have you ever had red or swollen gums? *Do your gums bleed when you brush or floss? *Have you lost teeth or are your teeth loose? *Is there a family history of heart disease? *Do you have or does a family member have diabetes? *Have you ever been treated for gingivitis or a periodontal infection? *Are you considering cosmetic or complex restorative dentistry, such a veneers or implants?