Oral DNA Laboratory Testing
Our office is pleased to announce the availability of 3 laboratory tests relating to oral health through Oral DNA.
The MyPerioIDÒ PSTÒ test can tell if you have specific changes in your DNA. These changes might mean that you have a greater risk of getting gum disease.
The MyPerioPathÒ test is for patients who actually have gum disease. It finds out which bacteria are triggering the gum disease. Once we know which bacteria are in your mouth and at what amount, we can come up with a treatment plan that’s right for you. For example, this information can help us select the right antibiotic for you. We highly recommend this test if you have gum disease that has not responded to previous treatment.
The OraRiskÒ HPV test can tell if you have an HPV infection in your mouth. If you do, you might have a greater risk of getting HPV-related oral cancer. Like most cancers, it’s important to detect oral cancer early. If we know you have an HPV infection, we can watch you very closely for signs of oral cancer.