HR5 Saliva Testing Through Direct Diagnostic in Gilbert & Mesa, AZ

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Direct Diagnostic HR5 Testing

At Artistry in Dentistry, we not only care about your oral health, we care about your whole-body wellness. We understand your mouth is the gateway to your overall health and your saliva offers a lot of information about your oral, dental, and overall health. HR5 saliva testing allows your dentist or doctor to assess your risk level for specific dental diseases and oral health issues that could affect your overall health. A simple, painless test of your saliva can assess the levels of five bacterial pathogens that are most likely to cause infection, oral health issues, inflammation, and other serious problems. At Artistry in Dentistry, we offer HR5 saliva testing in Gilbert and Mesa, AZ. Our goal is to protect our patients’ health and prevent dangerous oral and dental health problems using state-of-the-art dental technology and treatment methods. Call us today to schedule a consultation and discuss HR5 testing and whether it is right for you.

What Is HR5?

Your mouth is home to hundreds of species of bacteria, and scientists have discovered the five most dangerous, high-risk pathogens responsible for causing systemic diseases that can affect your oral, dental, and overall health. These oral pathogens indicate a significant risk of heart and lung disease, stroke, colon cancer, obesity, heart attacks, dementia and Alzheimer's, diabetes, and high-risk pregnancy. The five bacterial pathogens that are responsible for infection, inflammation, oral cavity problems, and systemic diseases are:

  • Aggregatibacter actinomycetemcomitans (Aa) – Aa is one of the leading causes of pediatric and adult rapid alveolar bone loss, as well as advanced periodontitis, dental implant failure, and a higher risk of heart disease, stroke, heart infections, and brain abscesses.
  • Porphyromonas gingivalis (Pg) – Pg is the primary cause of alveolar bone loss, as well as periodontitis and dental implant failure. The presence of Pg in testing indicates a higher risk of heart attack, stroke, diabetes, dementia, Alzheimer’s, and other inflammatory diseases.
  • Treponema denticola (Td) – Td is the primary cause of gum disease, periodontitis, and dental implant failure. The presence of Td is also associated with dementia and Alzheimer's disease.
  • Tannerella forythia (Tf) – Tf is the primary cause of gum disease or periodontitis and dental implant
  • Fusobacterium nucleatum (Fn) – Fn is a leading indicator of gum disease or periodontitis and dental implant failure. Its presence also indicates a higher risk of preterm birth, low birth weight babies, and fetal death. It is also responsible for other dangerous oral pathogens moving into the body’s circulatory system.

What Is HR5 Saliva Testing?

HR5 saliva testing is a simple, painless, and affordable diagnostic test that allows us to determine what pathogens are present in your saliva. We will ask you to spit into a small test tube. We only need one mL of saliva to perform the test. We will then mail the test to our dental laboratory and schedule an appointment with you for when your results return in 5-7 days. We will review the test results with you and discuss how we can treat the specific bacteria that are present. If you have one or more of the five bacteria present, we may recommend antibiotic treatment combined with a deep dental cleaning and an aggressive at-home oral hygiene routine.

Benefits of HR5 Saliva Testing

Undergoing HR5 saliva testing is a fast, simple, and painless way to determine if you are at a high risk of specific diseases and health problems. There is no risk to you in taking the test, and the results can give us the information we need to better care for your dental, oral, and overall health. Many conditions can be prevented or reversed if treatment is started in time, and we believe that proactive, preventive care is key to maintaining a healthy body.


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Why Choose Artistry in Dentistry for HR5 Saliva Testing

At Artistry in Dentistry, Dr. Sheldon Sullivan and the rest of our team are committed to providing state-of-the-art, comprehensive family dental care services in a comfortable, spa-like environment. Our highly skilled and experienced team is dedicated to providing patient-centered care and personalized oral and dental health solutions that are effective and affordable. We stay on top of the latest advancements, studies, and research in our industry so that we can be sure we’re always offering the safest and most effective treatment methods and procedures. We specialize in general dentistry for children and adults, as well as preventive dentistry, restorative dentistry, cosmetic dentistry, clear aligner orthodontics, TMJ disorder treatment, sleep apnea treatment, gum disease treatment, and emergency dental care.


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Schedule an Appointment for a HR5 Saliva Test

If you’re interested in learning more about the benefits of HR5 saliva testing in Gilbert, AZ, or Mesa, AZ, call us today at (602) 492-9003 or contact us online. We will complete an oral exam and discuss your health history and past surgeries, illnesses, and procedures. We will then offer our professional recommendation as to whether we believe HR5 saliva testing would be beneficial to you.

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