Oral Dna Testing
Towson, MD Dentist
Oral DNA Testing refers to salivary diagnostic testing. In regards to dentistry, these tests used to obtain evidence about periodontal disease and oral HPV .
Periodontal disease is a chronic inflammatory disease that affects the gum tissue and other structures supporting the teeth.
The way the dental community thinks about periodontal disease is changing. It is no longer considered a site-specific problem, requiring site specific treatment. There are now extensive investigations into the links between chronic inflammatory periodontal infections and serious systemic diseases such as heart disease , diabetes , stroke and some forms of cancer.
As we continue to learn more about the severity of periodontal infections and how closely they are linked to your overall health, having detailed information about your genetic susceptibility to inflammation, the specific bacteria that are present in your mouth and the predisposition to HPV related oral cancers is critical in determining your oral and overall health. Here at Ousborne and Keller , our staff is specially trained and equipped to perform the salivary diagnostic tests that will provide this increasingly valuable information.
Working closely with Oral DNA labs , we are able to assist our patients in learning more about their specific oral conditions. The tests are non-invasive, taking only a few minutes to perform. Using the results, Drs. Ousborne and Keller can better personalize your periodontal treatment and offer insight into your oral health.
Understanding the importance of Oral DNA Testing and using it to greatly enhance oral and systemic health, Ousborne and Keller continues to enrich the lives of our patients who choose and cherish excellence.