The practice of John J. Tortora, DDS uses the clinical laboratory services of OralDNA Labs® to ensure that we are providing our patients with the best oral health information possible. OralDNA Labs® is a specialty diagnostics company which provides reliable, definitive, and cost-effective clinical tests that guide our dentists and team in detecting disease in earlier, more treatable stages. For more information about Oral DNA testing in Brick, New Jersey, and to make your appointment with Dr. John Tortora and Dr. Travis Smith, please contact our office at 732-295-1616.
Oral DNA testing is used to identify exactly which types of bacteria are present in your mouth, and at what levels. Once we know what bacteria is in your mouth and your level of risk, we can determine the best treatments to use in preventing further damage and restoring your oral health.
Certain types of bacteria are more dangerous and destructive than others. Without appropriate treatment, harmful bacteria can contribute to severe forms of periodontal disease, tooth decay, and other serious dental problems. When you visit our practice, our dentists will have you swish a sterile saline solution in your mouth and spit it into a tube. This saliva sample is then sent to the OralDNA Labs® for testing. Once the results of your test come back, we will work with you to develop and effective treatment plan.
Contact our office today to make your appointment with our dental professionals and learn more about oral DNA testing.