Gum disease can range from just bothersome for some patients, all the way to chronic and dangerous for others. Advanced gum disease can cause such symptoms as persistent bad breath, receding gums, and loose teeth. And in the worst case scenario, you could end up losing vital gum and bone tissue, and possibly even teeth. Gum infections are very serious and are responsible for many of the worst consequence of gum disease. But thanks to Oral DNA Testing, there is a breakthrough that can lead to greater hope and better outcomes.

The traditional way of addressing gum disease is based on an examination and determination of symptoms, but since each person is different and brings with them a unique set of circumstances and challenges, the effectiveness of this approach can vary. Modern advancements in periodontal technology, however, have given us Oral DNA Testing, in which you undergo a simple, quick, non-invasive, and pain-free process. It's as simple as having the inside of your cheek swabbed. That swab will then be sent off to a laboratory, analyzed, and the results returned.

What comes back is a report that shows what kind of oral bacteria you have. It is armed with this essential data, that a dentist or periodontist can efficiently develop a targeted strategy for combating your gum disease. Oral DNA Testing by Dr. Salartash in Del Ray, Alexandria takes the benefits of what science has learned about human genes, and applies it to the field of periodontics. The result is stronger gums and a healthier mouth for you.