For more customized and effective treatment, we gladly offer genetic or DNA testing for our patients. This may sound strange or intimidating, but this examination allows our team to improve your oral health and personalize your dental care. Furthermore, we can use genetic testing in Hermiston, Oregon, to identify patients’ oral bacteria before they cause infection and require extensive care. Drs. Nicacio and Kafentzis are pleased to utilize advanced genetic testing for any patient interested in knowing more about their oral health. This is particularly useful for individuals with a higher susceptibility to periodontal disease, tooth decay, and other dental issues.
We can perform this test without any pain or discomfort to our patients. First, you will be provided with an oral rinse from one of our dentists. You will be asked to swirl this solution around the inside of your mouth for about 30 seconds, after which you will spit it into a sample cup. Next, your provided sample will be carefully sent to a trustworthy and professional dental lab for analyzation. It is that easy! As soon as we receive the results from your tested sample, we will contact you to come in to our office at your convenience.
Once we receive your results, our dentists will thoroughly explain the generated report. This report will identify the quality and quantity of bacteria in your mouth. This crucial information can optimize your dental health, as some types of bacteria are more dangerous and destructive than others. By knowing which specific harmful bacteria are in your mouth, our team can provide individualized treatments to destroy the bacteria and help prevent future oral problems. This invaluable source of information is changing dental healthcare, and we invite you to be a part of this progressive care.
To learn more about genetic testing, and to make your appointment at Hermiston Dental Group, please call us at 541-567-4143 today.