Over the past 7-10 years there has been significant development in the oral/ systemic health connection. Did you know that nearly two-thirds of the American population over the age of 35 is suffering from some form of periodontal disease? More concerning is the connection that Scientists have made between periodontal infection and potentially life threatening diseases such as heart disease, diabetes, stroke, and cancer.
As dental professionals we are concerned about our patients’ overall health. Lima Dental Associates is excited to introduce a new diagnostic tool available to our patients called MyPerioPath. This simple test can be used to detect a growing number of oral diseases including caries, periodontal disease, oral cancer, and systemic disorders.
For the convenience of our patients, Lima Dental Associates is now able to test saliva chair side. Samples are sent to the lab and results are emailed directly back to us within a few short days. Identifying the presence of specific bacteria enables us to personalize treatment and provide our patients with more predictable results.
It’s just one more way we use “State of the Art” technology to provide “State of the Heart” care.
Until next time,