Salivary Test - Dental Medicine

Dentist Allison O'Brien, DMD, now offers a Salivary Test in Lakewood Ranch.

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What is a Salivary Test?

A Salivary Test, also known as Salivary Diagnostics with the field of Integrative Dental Medicine, can detect over 250 systemic diseases in your saliva. Dr. O’Brien routinely tests for the top 5 most virulent oral pathogens that affect overall health. Is your mouth putting your body at risk?

Salivary Tests - Research Statistics

  • Up to 50% of heart attacks and strokes are triggered by oral bacteria.
  • Patients who have had gum disease for 10 years or more are 70% more likely to develop Alzheimer’s.
  • Presence of virulent oral bacteria in a pregnant patient causes 7 times the likelihood of pre-term and low birth weight babies.
  • There is a 12% higher increase of premature death in women with a history of periodontal disease.
  • 95% of Americans with diabetes also have periodontal disease that lowers glycemic control.
  • There is up to a 50% greater risk of developing some cancers, including oral, esophageal, lung, colorectal, pancreatic, and breast cancers.
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