Introducing HR5! Our ally in your systemic health
Salivary testing for harmful bacterial pathogens isn’t anything new. Dr. Worob and Dr. Barron have been recommending these types of test for years in order to individualize periodontal treatment and fight the problem at it’s source. We are excited to provide a new tool to fight periodontal disease and discover the source of inflammation
Previous salivary tests given, while very effective, were expensive and results could take longer than we hoped to receive. We have partnered with Direct Diagnostics to change all of that.
Introducing HR5! By collecting a small amount of your saliva we are able to identify if any of the five high-risk bacteria are the source of infection, inflammation, oral cavity damage, and systemic symptoms. We send it to a lab right here in Austin and receive the results in 48 hours at a lower cost to you!
Why test for these 5 pathogens?
According to the Academy of Oral and Systemic Health:
“80% of American adults over the age of 35 have some form of gum disease.”
“Oral bacteria have been implicated in the development of Alzheimer’s disease and dementia.”
“People with gum disease are nearly twice as likely to suffer from heart disease.”
Direct diagnostics has revolutionized the salivary bacterial test with the use of the latest qPCR technology. But, test accuracy is achieved through the molecular biochemistry skills of the scientific team and the superiority of the primers, probes, and signals. Accuracy means we find these harmful pathogens early, making them easier to treat and driving successful outcomes faster.
How is a superior test less expensive?
Direct Diagnostics has achieved lower cost through technology improvements and operational efficiency. Work smarter not harder!
This lower cost has allowed us to educate and treat periodontal disease in a faster, more effective way. This saves patients money on dental procedures in office as well.
Are you a candidate for the HR5 salivary test?
Do you come to see us more often than 6 months due to increased build up?
Do you suffer from or have a family history of Autoimmune disease, heart disease or Alzheimer’s?
Are you concerned about inflammation in your body, not just your mouth?
Have you had a salivary test in the past and curious to know if things have improved or declined?
All of these things and more are reasons to call and schedule an appointment to come see us. If you have any questions, call to see if this new tool to fight periodontal disease and discover the source of inflammation is right for you.