Why Genetic Testing?
Yes. Genetic testing can also reveal a predisposition to oral health issues, allowing for better preventative measures to be taken. We use genetic testing to identify the potential root cause of a tooth decay issue and then recommend an appropriate treatment plan – using materials and techniques which have been proven to work with that genetics type.
How does genetics factor into this? Your mouth naturally has bacteria. But it can have a bad kind of bacteria that causes inflammation because of the foods you eat or it can have a kind of bacteria that produces cavities.
Genetic testing is done to investigate if genetic mutations are the cause of oral health issues. When genetic mutations are found, they can be reported in a variety of ways and treatments can be arranged accordingly. At Hermiston Dental Group we offer this service to use the results to prevent potential disease.
What Are The Benefits?
Testing for a genetic mutation can determine if you have an increased risk of developing a few major diseases such as periodontal disease and dental caries. Once these mutations are found we can take steps to prevent them from developing by checking your family history and putting together a plan accordingly. Genetic testing reduces the chances of someone getting these diseases because they will be able to follow a treatment plan that prevents them from manifesting. The earlier somebody finds out about these diseases the better so they can get to controlling it immediately rather than after it has already formed. We encourage everybody who is interested in finding out about their oral health to do genetic testing.
Oral health is important, but it can be hard to keep up with the latest research on what foods are good for your teeth.
Dr. Nicacio will make you feel at home and can help you find out if you have a genetic predisposition to tooth decay or gum disease so that we can work together to prevent future problems from happening! Request an appointment online or call Hermiston Dental Group today for more information about this revolutionary service.