At the office of Willis J Jensen DDS, we offer oral DNA testing to find hidden oral pathogens that could contribute to the development and spread of periodontal (gum) disease. Gum disease is a serious condition that not only affects your oral health but also your overall health. Because our team cares about our patients as real people, we want to help keep you as healthy and happy as possible. One of the ways we can do that is with an oral DNA test.

To perform an oral DNA test, our dentist will take swab samples from inside your mouth and send them to a lab. At any given time, there are over 600 different types of bacteria in your mouth. Of these, there are 13 that can cause periodontal disease. From your DNA samples, the scientists at the lab can identify these strains and determine if your mouth contains harmful bacteria.

By identifying these strains, our dentist can know exactly what treatment you need to prevent these bacteria from growing and causing damage to your oral and overall health. By identifying and treating these strains early on, Dr. Willis Jensen can help keep your smile healthy for life. And all it takes is a few seconds to quickly and painlessly swab the inside of your cheek.

To learn more, and to set up your appointment with our dentist for oral DNA testing in Arlington Heights, Illinois, we invite you to contact us today at 847-577-7440. We are always happy to help!

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