For the first time in my life, I have complete confidence in my dental team. After several years of looking for a good dentist, finding them has been fantastic.
Dr. Boulden is an artist; his canvas is your mouth. He doesn't just replace crowns, he creates a new smile, a new look, for your face.
Oral DNA testing shows us the exact kinds of bacteria present in your mouth. This information tells us if you are more susceptible to certain kinds of periodontal disease and tooth decay. If we find that certain dangerous and destructive bacteria are present in your mouth, we can use specific antibiotic therapy to target and destroy these bacteria.
Sometimes patients have a chronic infection, chronic gum disease (periodontal disease), or problematic bad breath (halitosis) that they can’t seem to get rid of. We can use oral DNA testing to find out if there is a bacteria that is the underlying cause of these problems. Also, periodontal disease has a genetic link, and oral DNA testing can tell you if you are genetically susceptible to developing periodontal disease. This procedure is similar to the procedure doctors use to test if you have strep throat.
Oral DNA and oral HPV testing procedures are becoming more common in practices like Atlanta Dental Spa, because we now understand that if your mouth is unhealthy you are at risk for other life-threatening systemic illnesses (cardiovasular disease, diabetes, pre-term labor, auto-immune and inflammatory diseases).
Human papillomavirus (HPV) is one of the most common virus groups in the world. According to the Centers for Disease Control, at least 20 million people in the United States are infected with HPV and there are approximately 6 million new cases each year.
Oral HPV is a manifestation of the HPV virus in the mouth, and is primarily found in the oropharyngeal complex. Specific types of oral HPV are now considered to be separate and serious risk factor for developing oral cancers. Early detection and identification of the presence or absence of oral HPV is important, as early oral HPV infections do not typically cause any clinical signs or symptoms.
The OraRisk® Oral HPV test is a non-invasive, easy-to-use screening tool to identify the type(s) of oral HPV, a mucosal viral infection that could potentially lead to oral cancer. OraRisk® HPV testing enables the clinician to establish increased risk for oral cancer and determine appropriate referral and monitoring conditions.
See a sample Oral HPV report
Atlanta Dental Spa works with OralDNA Labs to do two different types of DNA testing: MyPerioPath and MyPerioID
See a sample report: Sample OralDNA report
MyPerioPath test identifies the specific bacteria present your mouth. If your mouth is infected with the types of bacteria that cause gingivitis (early stage gum disease) and periodontal disease (later stage gum disease), Atlanta Dental Spa will customize your treatment to eliminate the specific types of harmful bacteria present in your mouth.
MyPerioID PST oral DNA testing determines if you are genetically predispositioned to develop periodontal disease (gum disease). At Atlanta Dental Spa, if we find out that you have this genetic predisposition, we will customize your hygiene plan to help you prevent the future development of the disease.
Let Atlanta cosmetic dentists Dr. Peter Boulden and Dr. Susan Estep let you know if you are at risk for Periodontal disease (gum disease), and what you can do to fight it. Contact them today at the Atlanta spa location, 404-816-2230, or the Roswell (Alpharetta) spa location, 770-998-3838
Top Atlanta Dentists All the Atlanta Dental Spa Doctors strive to offer exceptional customer satisfaction & care. We have a multi-disciplinary office which means we can take care of all your dental needs from regular cleanings all the way to IV dental sedation care!
For a consultation with our team of EXPERTS, contact us today or call us at (770) 998-3838.
Atlanta Dental Spa is a full service dental practice offering a comforting and relaxing atmosphere one finds in an upscale day spa. Atlanta Zip Codes served: 30305, 30309, 30319, 30326, 30327, 30328, 30338, 30342, 30350
Alpharetta / Roswell zip codes served: 30075, 30076, 30022, 30004, 30005
We have 2 locations to serve you in Atlanta (Buckhead) and Roswell; we are conveniently located near most parts of Alpharetta, Cumming, Norcross, Duluth, Johns Creek, Marietta, Dunwoody, Sandy Springs and Midtown.
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By Peter Boulden
By Susan Goode Estep