Smile Missoula

Andrew C. Althauser, DDS
Ste C, 237 SW Higgins Avenue
Missoula, MT 59803-1485
(406) 721-2830
Monday - Thursday 8am - 5pm
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Salivary Diagnostic

Salivary diagnostics are samples of your saliva or plaque that allow us to identify if you have high levels of the bacteria that put you at higher risk for cavities,  gingivitis, periodontitis, and heart disease.  This information enables us to treat the disease earlier in the process before it causes clinical damage that  requires more invasive and expensive treatment.

CAMBRA meter-This meter measures if you have high levels of the acid releasing bacteria that significantly increases your risk for dental decay.

The MyPerioPath® salivary diagnostic test identifies the type and concentration of specific perio-pathogenic bacteria that are known to cause periodontal disease. MyPerioPath® helps support the clinician with better risk assessment and personalized treatment options for more predictable  outcomes.

The MyPerioID® PST® test identifies individual genetic susceptibility to periodontal disease and enables the clinician to establish which patients are at increased risk for more severe periodontal infections due to an exaggerated immune response.

See Oral DNA website.