The dentists at Crystal Dental Group in High Point know that a mouth examination can reveal issues in other parts of the patient’s body. That’s one of the reasons we want to see each of our patients twice a year.
Because many diseases manifest in soft tissues of the mouth or cause pain in the jaw, we sometimes refer patients to their medical doctor for further diagnosis. This can occur, for example, when a patient encounters issues such as inflammation, chronic bad breath, bleeding gums, or jaw pain.
Healthcare providers may soon have another oral diagnostic tool for detecting systemic diseases—a test that tests the molecules in saliva.
“UCLA researchers are working on a test that could have the ability to diagnose diseases like diabetes and cancer. It’s conceivable that dentists will soon be able to take saliva samples that can be tested for numerous diseases. And if that happens, disease diagnosis will be much simpler for all parties.”1
At Crystal Dental Group in High Point, we help our patients maintain optimal oral health and brilliant smiles with advanced general and cosmetic dentistry. We understand how the state of your dental health impacts the rest of your body. Schedule an examination and cleaning with us today.
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