Gum disease is an inflammatory reaction that is triggered by specific bacteria and how your body responds to the bacteria. MyPerioPath is a laboratory test that identifies and measures harmful bacteria in your mouth. It’s a simple, non-invasive saliva test with 3 steps.
The sample is sent to a laboratory for analysis with results provided in a few days. At Orris Dental, our provider, Dr. Maddahi will utilize this information to accurately diagnose your periodontal condition, plan a personalized treatment and determine the appropriate follow-up.
The bacteria detected by MyPerioPath will also allow Dr. Maddahi to identify additional risks to your overall health. Oral bacteria can increase the risk of heart disease, diabetes, strokes, gum disease, tooth loss, bad breath, dental decay, rheumatoid arthritis and pregnancy complications.
Bacteria may be present in high amounts without any symptoms. Testing with MyPerioPath is recommended as identifying emerging bacteria growth earlier provides for treatment options which are more effective at the onset. The sooner you test, the sooner you will know if you are at risk.