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If you are interested in getting a quick, non-invasive, saliva test, to see if your mouth is harboring these pathogenic oral bacteria, please contact us to schedule an appointment.

Salivary Testing

Complete Health Dentistry of Columbus

Saliva Testing

Are you at risk? Stop guessing and start testing!

With any diagnosis of periodontal disease, it is important to find the root cause and the strains of bacteria that are in your mouth. As we know, there are many high-risk oral bacteria that can increase your risk and even cause cardiovascular disease, Alzheimer's disease, diabetes, pregnancy complications, cancer, and more. And did you know? 50% of unexpected heart attacks and strokes are triggered by oral bacteria that live in your mouth. Through this objective testing, we can evaluate and develop a personalized treatment plan.

We test for the following type(s) of pathogenic oral bacteria:

High Risk Pathogens

Aggregatibacter actinomycetemcomitans (Aa)

Aa has been associated with increased risk of cardiovascular disease, metabolic syndrome and diabetes, adverse health during pregnancy (including pre-term labor, low birth weight, and even still birth), and the development of cancer and risk of progression.

Porphyromonas gingivalis (Pg)

Pg has been associated with increased risk of cardiovascular disease, metabolic syndrome and diabetes, adverse health during pregnancy (including pre-term labor, low birth weight, and even still birth), the development of cancer and risk of progression, adverse joint and musculoskeletal health (including Rheumatoid arthritis), and dementia and Alzheimer's disease.

Tannerella forsythia (Tf)

Tf has been associated with increased risk of cardiovascular disease, metabolic syndrome and diabetes, adverse health during pregnancy (including pre-term labor, low birth weight, and even still birth), and the development of cancer and risk of progression.

Treponema denticola (Td)

Td has been associated with increased risk of cardiovascular disease, metabolic syndrome and diabetes, and the development of cancer and risk of progression.

Moderate Risk Pathogens

Fusobacterium nucleatum/periodonticum (Fn)

Fn has been associated with increased risk of cardiovascular disease, metabolic syndrome and diabetes, adverse health during pregnancy (including pre-term labor, low birth weight, and even still birth), the development of cancer and risk of progression, and adverse joint and musculoskeletal health (including Rheumatoid arthritis).

Prevotella intermedia (Pi)

Pi has been associated with increased risk of cardiovascular disease and adverse health during pregnancy (including pre-term labor, low birth weight, and even still birth).

Campylobacter rectus (Cr)

Cr has been associated with increased risk of dementia and Alzheimer's disease.

Peptostreptococcus (Micromonas) micros (Pm)

Eubacterium nodatum (En)

Low Risk Pathogens

Eikenella corrodens (Ec)

Ec has been associated with increased risk of adverse health during pregnancy (including pre-term labor, low birth weight, and even still birth) and adverse joint and musculoskeletal health (including Rheumatoid arthritis).

Capnocytophaga species (Cs)

Cs has been associated with increased risk of dementia and Alzheimer's disease.

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