Comprehensive Oral Health Testing vs. Propensity Testing vs. Periodontal Testing: What’s the Difference?
Oral health is an essential aspect of overall health, yet it is often overlooked. Many people assume that good dental hygiene, such as brushing and flossing regularly, is enough to maintain optimal oral health. However, there may be underlying issues that can only be identified through specialized testing.
At DNA ConneXions®, we offer three tests that can help identify potential oral health issues: Comprehensive Oral Health Testing, Propensity Testing, and Periodontal Testing. In this article, we will explore the differences between these tests and help you determine which one may be right for you.
Comprehensive Oral Health Testing
Comprehensive Oral Health Testing test can identify a broad range of oral pathogens. This test includes analysis of 88 different bacteria, viruses, and fungi that can contribute to various oral health issues and a variety of health issues beyond the mouth.
The sample to be tested is usually supplied by a dentist who has just preformed an extraction of a tooth or the surgical debridement of an infected area. The Comprehensive Oral Health Test is particularly useful for individuals who have chronic or recurrent health issues besides gum disease or frequent cavities.
The test is non-invasive super floss test. It analyzes specific genes, associated with microorganisms that not only cause periodontal disease but have been implicated with other serious health issues.
Scientific research has shown us that the very same microorganisms that cause gum disease and bone loss in the mouth also cause cardiovascular problems, kidney problems and diabetes.
Many people believe that they do a good job of flossing and brushing when in fact they are only superficially removing the pathogens. Often these pathogens live under the surface of the gums in deep pockets between the tooth and the attachment of the gums. This test is particularly useful for individuals who have a family history of periodontal disease and/ or these other mentioned health issues.
By identifying these microorganisms, individuals can take proactive measures to prevent or minimize the impact of these issues.
Periodontal Testing is a non-invasive super floss test that can identify specific bacterial pathogens associated with periodontal disease. This test identifies the presence and quantity of six bacterial pathogens that are commonly associated with periodontitis or periodontal disease symptoms, such as bleeding gums, persistent bad breath, or gum recession. Early detection of periodontal disease is critical for successful treatment and management.
Which Test Is Right for You?
Choosing the right oral health test depends on your unique situation and health concerns. If you have chronic or recurrent oral health issues, the Comprehensive Oral Health Testing may be the best option.
If you have a family history of cardiovascular problems, kidney problems or diabetes, then the Propensity Test may be useful.
Finally, if you have symptoms of periodontal disease, such as bleeding gums, bad breath, loose teeth or gum recession, the Periodontal Test may be the right choice.
Regardless of which test chosen, the goal is to identify potential oral health issues before they become severe. Early detection can lead to more effective treatment and management of these issues.
Oral health is an essential aspect of overall health, and specialized testing can help identify potential issues before they become severe. At DNA ConneXions®, we offer three distinct tests that can help identify potential oral health issues: Comprehensive Oral Health Testing, Propensity Testing, and Periodontal Testing.
By choosing the test that is best suited to your unique situation, you can take proactive measures to maintain optimal oral health and prevent future issues.
Contact DNA ConneXions® to learn more about our oral health testing options and take the first step toward better oral health today.