Oral Bacteria Testing: Getting Ahead of Gum Disease

Do you know what kind of bacteria is in your mouth?!

TEN YEARS AGO, scientists developed a new method to test for oral diseases, such as periodontal disease. This method is called OralDNA testing or Oral Bacteria testing, and it enables us to spot these diseases much earlier than we could before and offer treatment that is tailor-made for individual patients.

What’s So Important About Early Diagnosis?

Oral Bacteria testing allows us to detect the exact bacteria in your mouth. Some types of bacteria are very aggressive and could cause more issues than others. By knowing the types of bacteria that could potentially be running rampant in your mouth, we can address the issue early on to cure it as quickly as possible. If left untreated, harmful bacteria could lead to gingivitis, aggressive periodontitis, or worse.

Why Oral Bacteria?

Any dental office can address general gum concerns. Instead of just scraping and removing build-up on your teeth, Oral Bacteria testing outlines the type(s) and the amounts of each type of bacteria contributing to infection in your mouth. By utilizing a multilevel approach to care, you get a comprehensive and personalized plan to get your smile healthy again. When you choose to add an Oral Bacteria testing to your care plan, the dental team at Foster Dental Care can be exact and prescribe an antibiotic, if needed, to address the specific bacteria(s) causing your gum issues, if traditional treatment isn’t enough.

Get Your Oral Bacteria Results!

If you’re concerned that you might be developing gum disease, schedule an appointment with us so we can do your Oral Bacteria test! It’s easy, it’s safe, and it gives us the most accurate results possible, which means we can give you the specific treatment you need! If you have further questions about how Oral Bacteria testing works and what it could do for you, just let us know!

We look forward to hearing from you!

The content on this blog is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment.  Always seek the advice of qualified health providers with questions you may have regarding medical conditions.