It’s a breakthrough in dental care for Dayton and area residents! Considering the fact that between 60-89% of the American population is suffering from some form of periodontal disease, this news impacts you!
Periodontal disease is one of the most common chronic infections found in the human population and many are unaware they carry it. These infections are known to present an increased risk of incurring other health complications, such as heart disease, diabetes, and pre-term births.
In the past, treating periodontal disease has been a case of treating the symptoms without being able to isolate the true cause. It was noticed that some people were more susceptible to this disease due to their genetic makeup. For these unfortunate individuals it progressed more rapidly and caused more destruction in a shorter period than with those not predisposed genetically.
Wait; here’s the exciting part: what we now know is that periodontal disease is an infection caused by a specific bacteria! And for the first time in the field of dentistry, we can offer an Oral DNA Saliva Test that in a matter of minutes can be performed and sent to a lab for complete analysis. With this ability to identify the specific bacterium, we can provide a detailed treatment plan that includes appropriate antibiotics to bring your periodontal disease safely under control.
With such a breakthrough in the treatment of periodontal disease, we are committed to educating our community and surrounding areas about this program. The overall health and dental care of our Dayton area patients is our highest priority, so we urge you to make your appointment today with Dr.Vitangeli to learn more!