Salivary Diagnostics

How much does your spit say about your health? Quite a lot, actually! Saliva is considered the gateway to the entire body, reflecting the state of your mouth and your overall health.

With a simple swish-and-spit test that takes less than 60 seconds, we can get a good indicator of your risk for disease, infection, and inflammation!

At Sindelar Dental, we offer the following salivary diagnostic tests:

MyPerioPath®—This test indentifies and measures certain bacteria in your mouth that cause gingivitis (early stage gum disease) and periodontal disease (mature gum disease).

MyPerioID® PST®—This test determines if you have a genetic variation that makes you more likely to develop more serious gum tissue infections, such as inflammatory periodontal disease.

OraRisk® HPV—This test determines if you are at increased risk for HPV-related oral and throat cancers.

Should you be tested?

If any of these apply to you, talk to our team about salivary testing:

  • Signs and symptoms of gum inflammation
  • Type 1 or Type 2 diabetes
  • Family history or personal history of chronic inflammatory disease (heart disease, stroke, RA, diabetes, etc.)
  • Tobacco use
  • Compromised immune system