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OralDNA Testing

OralDNA  is a brilliant and innovative company that has developed tests to aid in the diagnosis and treatment of periodontal disease. A sample of saliva is collected and mailed to OralDNA, and the report is received within 2 weeks.

There are 11 species of bacteria that are most commonly associated with periodontal infection. The report gives information on the types and concentration of the bacteria in that patient’s periodontal infection, and the most specific antibiotic therapy for that infection, if desired. The test can be re-done after periodontal therapy to determine the effectiveness of therapy and to help make decisions about the type and frequency of follow-up care.

OralDNA also tests for an individuals’ genetic susceptibility to periodontal disease, which allows the doctor to establish which patients are at an increased risk for more severe periodontal infections due to an exaggerated immune response.