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Have you ever wondered what diseases you may be prone to, or what kinds you could have in your body right now? OralDNA® is a revolutionary new method for discovering hidden pathogens that threaten your oral and systemic health.

What Can An OralDNA® Test Do?
  • Identifies the pathogens that negatively affect your oral and systemic health.
  • Finds the pathogens that cause gum disease and may also increase your risk of cardiovascular disease, diabetes, stroke, pregnancy complications, and low birth weight.
  • Informs you of any gene markers that may make you prone to inflammation. This is closely linked to the severity of periodontal disease, diabetes and cardiovascular disease.
  • Helps us understand the severity of your periodontal disease, allows us to formulate the best treatment plan, and gives us a starting point to measure progress.
  • We can also learn if you have a high risk type of HPV – the kind associated with oral cancer.

What Does Your DNA Say About Your Oral Health?

How Does An OralDNA® Test Work?

First, we take a sample of your DNA with a saline rinse. Then we send your sample to OralDNA to be analyzed. The bacteria in your DNA is measured against a control sample to determine what types of bacteria live in your mouth and body. From that information, a report is formed that tells us which pathogens live in your system, what diseases they can cause, the severity of the disease, and any gene markers that put you at a higher risk for issues. This information will help us determine exactly what we’re dealing with and how to best treat it.

What Are The Benefits Of A Test With OralDNA®?

A major benefit is the systemic reach of the testing. We’re not just looking at the mouth. This test can determine your probability for developing issues that affect your entire body. Understanding exactly which pathogens are present in your system and the level of disease severity that they can cause is also paramount in knowing how to treat the issues. We can now create a comprehensive treatment plan tailored to the exact pathogens and diseases present in your system. When we know what we’re up against, combating disease is that much easier.

Interested In An OralDNA® Test?

A simple, yet thorough exam is enough for Dr. Schof to determine whether you should get the test, and how valuable it will be for you. Call (985) 626-4401 to schedule a consultation at the Mandeville Center for Dental Excellence today!

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