Genetic Testing

Everyone has bacteria in their mouth and the Oral DNA Bacterial test finds out which bacteria are triggering a patient’s periodontal disease. These tests are performed using a saliva sample. You will swish with a saline solution in your mouth and spit it into a collection tube. The sample is then sent to OralDNA labs where it is tested to see what bacteria, and in what levels, is on your mouth. Results are then sent to Dr. Amaya with recommendations on how to lower the levels of harmful bacteria in your mouth. Some of the advised treatment may include: a course of systemic antibiotics, a local antibiotic called Arestin in certain areas, scaling and root planning, laser therapy, or a combination of any of the items listed.

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