A comprehensive dental exam will be performed by your dentist at your initial dental visit. At regular check-up exams, your dentist and hygienist will include the following:
Professional Dental Cleaning
Professional dental cleanings (dental prophylaxis) are usually performed by Registered Dental Hygienists. Your cleaning appointment will include a dental exam and the following:
Microbial Testing: Measure, Treat, Monitor
OralDNA® Labs help dental professionals and their patients use salivary diagnostics to obtain precise evidence about periodontal disease and oral HPV, allowing more accurate diagnosis and, in the case of periodontal disease, more effective treatment.
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:
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).
Introducing MyPerioID® PST®:
This test determines if you are more likely to develop more serious gum tissue infections, such as inflammatory periodontal disease.
Introducing OraRisk® HPV:
This test determines if you are at increased risk for HPV-related oral and throat cancers.
These new, quick and non-invasive tests deliver information that will enable us to better determine the appropriate treatment plan tailored to your specific needs.