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.
A lot of times I find abundant bleeding in patients that have good oral hygiene and good nutrition. The cause could be a bacteria ,virus, fungus or parasites. There is a kind of bacteria that is resistant to cleaning. When this is the case, we should use other ways to eradicate those microorganisms.
Oral DNA test gives me the opportunity to know exactly which type of microorganism is causing that either bleeding or pockets or discomfort and at the same time chose the best treatment to eradicate those or at least to have them in a low level.
The test is very simple and takes just few minutes at our office:
1- We give you saline to switch in your mouth for 30 seconds
2-You spit it out in a container with a preservative
3-we pack and label it up with with your information
4-We send it to the Oral DNA lab and they send us the report of the results in a short time by email.
5-Once we received the results, we discuss the recommended treatment and find the best fit for you.
6- If bad bacteria is found, you start the treatment and we retest 8 weeks after the treatment is implemented.