What should you do if you have concerns about periodontal disease?
Practice good oral hygiene by brushing your teeth and flossing every day. Be sure to go to the dentist regularly to get your teeth cleaned and looked at. Talk with Dr. Trujillo or your dental hygienist about periodontal disease.
How can OralDNA® Labs help?
Dr. Trujillo has partnered with OralDNA Labs® to ensure we are giving our patients the best oral health information possible. OralDNA Labs® is a specialty diagnostics company designed to provide reliable, definitive and cost effective clinical tests that guide oral health professionals in detecting and prognosing disease at an earlier, more treatable stage.
OralDNA Labs offers 2 tests: The MyPerioPath® test finds out which bacteria are triggering a patient’s periodontal disease. These bacteria could be different in different patients. The MyPerioiD® test can tell if a patient has specific changes in his/her DNA. These changes might mean the patient is at greater risk of more serious disease. The information provided by these 2 tests helps Dr. Trujillo come up with a treatment plan that’s right for each patient.
These tests are performed using a saliva sample. It is easy and fast to collect. The patient simply swishes a saline solution in his/her mouth and spits it into a tube. The sample is then sent to OralDNA Labs, where the test is performed. After testing, results are sent to Dr. Trujillo.
Ask us at your next visit how to learn more about your OralDNA!
For more information, visit www.OralDNA.com