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Oral DNA Specialist

Ueno Center Dental Specialists -  - Board Certified Periodontist

Ueno Center Dental Specialists

Board Certified Periodontists & Dental Implant Surgeons located in Campbell, CA

The bacteria in your mouth affects your dental and overall health. Ueno Center Dental Specialists in Campbell, California, offers OralDNA®, a simple salivary test to help your dentist treat the precise cause of your periodontal condition. This test will let you know how aggressive the bacteria in your mouth are, and also will let you know if you are genetically more prone to gum disease and inflammation. If you’ve been diagnosed with periodontal disease and treatment hasn’t helped correct your condition, find out if OralDNA is the solution you need. Call the office today or request your consultation online.

Oral DNA Q & A

What is periodontal disease? 

Periodontal disease, commonly known as gum disease, is caused by many varieties of oral bacteria. These types of bacteria vary from person to person.

Without proper treatment, bacteria gradually cause inflammation and destroy the bones supporting your teeth, ultimately leading to tooth loss. These same oral pathogens can be harmful to your overall health, too. 

Research suggests that oral pathogens may increase your risk of:

  • Heart disease
  • Stroke
  • Diabetes
  • Premature births during pregnancy
  • Many other health issues!

Because of these risks, Ueno Center Dental Specialists offers a simple test called OralDNA, which pinpoints the kind of bacteria in your mouth and whether you are genetically prone to gum disease. With it, your provider can recommend the most effective treatment.

What is OralDNA?

OralDNA is a quick diagnostic test available at Ueno Center Dental Specialists to identify oral pathogens and address your specific periodontal issues. The test involves a gentle oral rinse with sterile saline. 

What happens during an OralDNA test?

Your test is quick and painless. You swish the OralDNA rinse around your mouth for 30 seconds. Afterward, a member of the team at Ueno Center Dental Specialists sends your sample to a lab for evaluation. 

Once your results are ready (usually in 2-3 weeks), they discuss the best treatment options based on the type of pathogens in your mouth. Your provider at Ueno Center Dental Specialists may suggest a follow-up test to assess whether your oral treatment was effective.

What are the benefits of an OralDNA test?

OralDNA helps identify health problems you may not know about, such as hidden oral pathogens that threaten your teeth, gums, and overall well-being. The test also tells you if you were born with specific genetic markers that are linked to increased inflammation, a critical factor in the severity of periodontitis, diabetes, and heart disease.

With OralDNA, you also can learn if you have types of human papillomavirus (HPV) in your mouth that may lead to oral cancer. This is crucial information for your lasting health because 65% of oral cancers are linked to HPV.

For the most targeted care for both your oral health and overall health, consider the advantages of an OralDNA test at Ueno Center Dental Specialists. Call the office today to book your test, or request your visit online.