With oral DNA testing, we can improve your preventive dental care and enhance diagnostics for even greater smile health.
Oral DNA testing is one of the newest diagnostic technologies used in dentistry today, and very few offices have harnessed this leading edge way to gather more in-depth information about your oral health. With what we learn from oral DNA testing at our Pearland, Texas dental office, we can better craft customized dental treatment plans and focus on your risk factors for improved preventive dental care. There are various oral DNA tests to cover a range of issues, making your dental care thorough.
How does oral DNA testing work? Your saliva sample is sent to a lab that performs the oral DNA testing, and the lab will test the saliva for various highly destructive bacteria. We can look for bacteria that increase risk of gum disease, decay, and HPV. HPV can increase your risk of oral cancer, so finding out about your risk factors for this disease can help us tailor your care in the future.
Oral DNA testing to identify specific bacteria that cause periodontal disease will help us better fight this destructive and common dental problem. We can determine your genetic susceptibility to help you come up with a game plan for prevention. Everyone should see our dentists twice a year and brush and floss as recommended, but if you’re at increased risk for periodontal disease, we can recommend more frequent visits or modify your home hygiene routine.
Oral DNA testing can also help us discover if you have HPV present in the mouth. This is one of the most common viruses worldwide, and it can make you more susceptible to oral cancer. Diagnosis improves our ability to keep an eye out for symptoms of oral cancer and offer early treatment.
When you visit Dr. David C. Montz & Associates in Pearland, Texas keep up with advancements like oral DNA testing to make sure that your care is always modern and state of the art. Ease your mind with this and other diagnostic services from Dr. David C. Montz & Associates.
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