Did you know that over 64,700,000 Americans are currently suffering from gingivitis, gum disease or periodontitis? This extremely common condition is responsible for receding gums, oral infections and even tooth loss, however it can be completely prevented. During early stages of periodontal disease (known as gingivitis) the condition can actually be completely cured. However once the disease has progressed into more advanced stages it can only be managed.
At the practice of Dr. Anna Kreymer we are proud to offer Oral DNA Testing for the diagnosis of periodontal gum disease. With Oral DNA Testing we can identify the specific kind of bacteria causing your gum disease, allowing us to create a specific dental treatment plan for you and your smile.
Oral DNA Testing is a newer advancement in dentistry which allows dentists to take a saliva sample which is then sent to a specialized laboratory for testing. Once tested we can determine the exact strain(s) of bacteria which are causing your periodontal disease.
When it comes to periodontal gum disease, early detection and treatment is extremely important. With Oral DNA Testing we can detect gum disease before any symptoms actually start to show, allowing us to cure the problem before it advances and becomes incurable.
Think that you may have periodontal gum disease? Schedule your visit with Dr. Anna Kreymer today! We’d be happy to evaluate your oral health and take an oral DNA sample to determine if you are suffering from gum disease.