Safeguard Your Smile With Easy Saliva Testing

Dr. Parker and the team at River Oaks Dental Care believe in catching potential oral health issues before symptoms can even be seen in your mouth. As the old adage says, “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.” That’s why we use saliva testing in our proactive approach to your dental care. This testing detects concerns like gum disease early on, so your smile and overall well-being aren’t at risk. Problems like gum disease are much easier to treat in their early stages. Saliva testing is used to detect early signs of oral cancer, heart disease, and diabetes as well.

The process is easy and completely non-invasive. We simply make it part of your regular dental checkups. Here is what you can expect:

  • You will swish your mouth with a saline solution and then spit it into a container.
  • The sample will be sent to a trusted outside lab. The lab will report back with any oral health concerns that were revealed in testing.
  • Dr. Parker will assess the results and discuss any necessary next steps to restore your dental health.

Dr. Parker will create a personalized treatment plan to address any areas of concern. It’s important that you understand exactly what is needed to get your oral health back on track. We’ll make sure you are fully informed of what was found with the testing.

Call 256-274-8680 for saliva testing in Decatur. You can also schedule online.