As you may be aware, the past 10 years have provided much insight into what has come to be called... "The Oral / Systemic Connection". There does appear to be a link to chronic inflammatory periodontal infections and systemic diseases such as:
- Heart disease
- Some forms of cancer and other diseases
The National Institute of Health (NIH) and other research facilities are
aggressively pursuing this link as well. For more information regarding the
Oral/Systemic Connection, visit the following links online:
As we continue to learn more about the severity of periodontal infections and how closely linked they are to your overall health, having detailed information about your genetic susceptibility (Celsus One™) and the bacteria that are present in our mouth (MyPerioPath®) will be critical in determining your oral and overall general health.
This test identifies and measures 11 specific bacteria in your mouth that cause gingivitis (early stage gum disease) and periodontal disease (mature gum disease).
This test evaluates 8 genes associated with inflammation, a critical factor in periodontal, diabetes, cardiovascular and rheumatoid disease severity.
These simple and non-invasive tests deliver information that will enable your dental or medical professional to better determine the appropriate treatment plan tailored to your specific needs.
Take a look at our other salivary diagnostic test offerings:
MyPerioID® determines whether you are more likely to develop more serious gum tissue infections, such as inflammatory periodontal disease.
OraRisk® HPV (Human papillomavirus), complete Genotyping detects 51 HPV types that may be present in the oral cavity to determine if you are at increased risk for HPV-related oral and throat cancers.
*OraRisk® HPV 16/18/HR detects 14 high-risk HPV types that may be present in the oral cavity to determine if you are at increased risk for HPV-related oral and throat cancers.
*OraRisk® HSV assists in accurately identifying oral vesicles, ulcers and other forms of painful oral and throat lesions caused by herpes simplex virus types 1 & 2.
*OraRisk® Candida identifies all common species of the yeast, Candida; which is known to cause oral thrush in patients with a normal or compromised immune system.
*OraRisk® CT/NG tests for Chlamydia and Gonorrhea of the mouth; which is infectious and transmissible through intimate contact. If you test positive, you are likely at risk for other STDs including HPV and HSV.
*DNA DrugMap™ profile aids in personalizing prescription medications and dosing decisions based on an your metabolism.
At OralDNA™ Labs we strive to develop clinically useful diagnostic tests based on DNA-PCR technology for use by both medical and dental professionals. Our goal is to drive early detection and more predictable treatment outcomes in the clinical setting.
*Not available in the state of New York