Direct Diagnostics (HR5)
What is this service?
What is the procedure?
What are the benefits?
Periodontal disease is a serious inflammatory and infectious disease, and yet dentists are still primarily using ‘technology’ that was invented in 1936 (the periodontal probe) to both diagnose and form treatment plans. The periodontal probe does not diagnose an infection. It simply measures the past damage that has been driven by pathogens that set the immune process into a ‘chronic damage mode’ (chronic inflammation). Because every infection is different, it makes zero scientific sense to treat every patient as if they have the same infection.” Dr. Tom Nabors
Salivary testing is the first step in early detection and prevention.
- Testing determines the cause and severity of an infection
- Testing provides a medical diagnosis
- Testing validates treatment
- Testing identifies early stages of infection