A dental plaque analysis is a window into your oral health and subsequently into your overall health. A small sample of your saliva and dental plaque is placed under a microscope.
Together with the dentists, you will see the different pathogens thriving in your mouth. This is the best way to treat disease… understand the source. Begin an exploration into your level of health.
As a part of our biological approach to dental treatment, we analyze the plaque that forms around teeth in order to see whether there is an infection and, if so, what is causing the infection:
•Are there unhealthy microbes?
•Is it due to local hygiene issues or perhaps systemic complications?
•Is my lifestyle leaving me susceptible to inflammatory disease?
•Are my medications or existing materials exasperating my oral condition?
•How can I optimize my health and reduce risk factors for other chronic conditions?
•Do I require gum surgery?
•How can I prevent this?
Although there are many interventions designed to address infections after they have occurred, take measures early on to ensure your positive oral health. The dentists will interpret and present the results to you regarding your susceptibility to gum disease.
It is important to realize the implications of unhealthy gums, including risks to chronic inflammation, heart disease, pregnancy, diabetes, and osteoporosis. This early detection of possible problems provides an opportunity for you to work with our team to prevent further periodontal complications from progressing.
This is especially useful for children. They can witness and better understand the potential harms of ignoring their home care.