Reveals the risk of periodontitis
Periodontitis is an inflammatory disease of the supporting structure for the teeth called the periodontium. The cause is a combination of the presence of certain strains of bacteria in dental plaque and the immunological or genetic predisposition of the patient. The DentalScan® bacterial and genetic examination detects both of the above-mentioned risk factors for periodontitis, which can significantly contribute to early diagnosis, the selection of optimal treatment or the adoption of appropriate preventive measures.
IN WHICH SITUATIONS IT IS APPROPRIATE TO TAKE THE TEST
You suffer from gingivitis or bleeding gums.
FAMILY MEDICAL HISTORY
Prevalence of the disease in the family.
Prevention of complications before implant placement.
Prevention of possible complications in pregnancy.
Periodontitis affects up to one third of the population in various forms. It is caused by untreated inflammation of the gums or the supporting structure for the teeth, which can lead to the development of chronic inflammation of the oral cavity, tooth loss, increased risk of secondary infection of the body, heart attack, stroke and in women increases the risk of miscarriage or premature birth. Periodontitis is like most other diseases, the earlier it is diagnosed and treated, the better the patient's chances of recovery.
In the beginning, the disease may be relatively unnoticeable and painless. Typical symptoms that should not be overlooked include bleeding gums when brushing, sensitive or exposed tooth necks, bad breath or wobbling teeth. The most effective prevention is thorough dental and oral hygiene and regular preventive check-ups. As a preventive measure, you can undergo a DentalScan® examination, which detects the presence of periodontitis-causing bacterial strains and the genetic make-up of the patient, including the reactivity of the patient's immune system, which can significantly contribute to reducing the risk of serious complications.
The DentalScan® test consists of two parts. The DentalBac examination obtains information about the bacterial composition of the inflammatory deposits, which allows you to choose a targeted antibiotic treatment. The DentalGen examination detects the patient's genotype and immunological response to the inflammatory reaction, which can be used to determine the increased risk of periodontitis and associated complications. DentalScan® is an investment that helps maintain a healthy smile.
HOW THE TEST WORKS AND WHAT YOU CAN EXPECT
After ordering the test, you will receive an email with detailed information. A DNA sample is obtained by swabbing the gingival sulcus. The sample is taken by a dentist using a sampling kit, which will be sent to you by post together with instructions and other documents. The result of the analysis will be communicated to you by telephone and we will agree how you wish to obtain the laboratory report. In case of a positive result, we will arrange a consultation with a geneticist who will explain everything and recommend appropriate measures.