A dental examination at Winston-Salem Dental Group can reveal issues in parts of the body other than the mouth. Because many diseases manifest in soft tissues of the mouth or cause pain in the jaw, we often refer patients to their medical doctor for further diagnosis when they encounter symptoms such as inflammation, chronic bad breath, bleeding gums, or jaw pain.
Healthcare providers may soon have another oral diagnostic tool for discovering systemic diseases—a test that analyzes 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.”
At Winston-Salem Dental Group, good dental health is always the bottom line. Our services include general and cosmetic dentistry, and complete children’s dentistry services. Call for an appointment with us today!
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