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Salivary Testing

Victoria Callicutt, DDS & Amy Dayries, DMD, FAIHM Aesthetic & Integrative Dentistry

General Dentistry & Holistic Dentists located in Roswell, GA

Salivary testing is one of the most effective ways to pinpoint the cause of nutritional deficiencies, periodontal disease, and even systemic disease. With salivary testing at Aesthetic & Integrative Dentistry in Roswell, Georgia, Victoria Callicutt, DDS, and Amy Dayries, DMD, FAIHM, can determine the pathogens in your mouth and then prescribe specifically tailored treatments to restore your oral health. They dedicate themselves to finding the cause and solutions for your oral health problems, so schedule an appointment online or by phone today.

Salivary Testing Q & A

What is salivary testing?

Salivary testing is a way of analyzing your saliva to check for a variety of different problems, including nutritional deficiencies and many health problems. Your saliva contains biomarkers, which can tell you what’s impacting your current health. 

Biomarkers are also an important predictive tool for chronic illness. Aesthetic & Integrative Dentistry is at the forefront of salivary testing in the Atlanta and Roswell area and offers a wide range of salivary testing for your needs. 


What kinds of salivary testing do you offer?

Aesthetic & Integrative Dentistry offers the following salivary testing:

Periodontal pathogens

This test identifies the specific bacteria causing recurrent periodontal disease.

HPV 

The HPV test checks your risk for human papillomavirus, the cause of 70% of oral cancers. 

Methylation profile

This genetic test screens for genetic damage, screening for the MTHFR, AHCY, COMT, MTRR, and MTR mutations common in chronic illness and disease. It also checks your homocysteine (inflammation) levels. A high homocysteine level is common in many oral and bodywide diseases. 

Cortisol/DHEA 

A cortisol test measures hormone levels to determine whether weight gain and other new symptoms are related to menopause in women.

With these salivary tests, you can get critical information in an easy and convenient fashion. Then, your dentist discusses results with you in detail, as well as recommending specific changes to improve your systemic health. 

Often, nutritional problems are a key factor in bodywide illness, and salivary testing allows you to identify these issues in their early stages. 


Who needs salivary testing?

Salivary testing can be beneficial for nearly anyone. It’s especially vital if you have a personal or family history of:

  • Nutritional deficiencies
  • Cardiovascular disease
  • High blood pressure
  • Stroke
  • Diabetes
  • Liver disease
  • Kidney disease
  • Metabolic disorders
  • Coronary artery disease
  • Neurodegenerative disorders
  • Chronic fatigue
  • Autism spectrum disorder
  • Autoimmune illness
  • Gastrointestinal problems
  • Infertility
  • Menopause
  • Recurring periodontal disease
  • Depression or anxiety
  • Alzheimer’s disease
  • Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)
  • Insomnia
  • Difficulty processing drugs
  • Taking multiple medications at the same time

Salivary testing is a sterile and very safe procedure that is appropriate for both children and adults. 


Why is salivary testing preferable to blood testing?

Salivary testing is often preferable to blood testing for several reasons. It’s painless (no needles involved), easy to do with a simple mouth swab, and takes only a few minutes. 

Your saliva contains more than enough biomarkers to reveal the answers you need to diagnose and prevent current and emerging illnesses. 

Book your salivary testing appointment online or by calling Aesthetic & Integrative Dentistry.