How Oral DNA Testing Is Done
Oral DNA testing is a quick, easy, and extremely effective way Dr. J. Lee Pettigrew and our team can discover which kinds of bacteria may be causing a patient’s periodontal (gum) disease, how this bacteria may be contributing to other health problems, and which treatment options would be most useful. By precisely treating your gums, we’ll be able to not only save your smile, but also help you maintain a healthy body as well.
To perform this test, all we need from you is a small saliva sample. One of our team members will simply have you swish a saline-solution in your mouth for a few seconds and then spit it into a cup. This sample will then be sent to Oral DNA Labs® to actually perform the test. From there, our team will receive a report that will give us vital information that we can use to improve your overall health.
Oral DNA Labs®
At our office, we use clinical laboratory services from Oral DNA Labs® to ensure we are giving our patients the best oral health information possible. Oral DNA Labs® is a specialty diagnostics company dedicated to providing reliable, definitive, and cost effective clinical tests that guide oral health professionals in detecting diseases at an earlier, more treatable stage.
If you’d like to learn more about how this test works and how it could help you, be sure to contact our office today. It only takes a few seconds, and it can have a drastic, long-lasting impact on your health.