Why Test Your Patients for Oral Bacteria?

We recommend microbial testing to accurately determine what your patients’ risk factors are and which bacteria are present, so that you can treat oral infections more specifically and successfully.

This is comparable to having a cholesterol test – It takes the guesswork out of your diagnosis and treatment.

When OraVital Certified Clinicians are armed with the lab results of an OraVital Microbial Test, they can achieve improved treatment outcomes and better oral systemic health for their patients.

Knowing what is causing the oral infection is absolutely necessary to get predictable and positive results for treating gum disease and halitosis.

OraVital Microbial Analysis

Accurately diagnosing the problems with your patients’ breath or gums is essential for effectively treating them.

Proper diagnosis involves identifying the types and amounts of bacteria present in the mouth. This enables dental clinicians to accurately determine if the patient is at risk for or currently has an oral infection. It also provides information that’s helpful in determining the best treatment if the patient has an oral infection.

The patent-pending OraVital System offers two highly accurate, simple and affordable oral microbial analyses. The bacteria causing gum disease and breath odor don’t just live below the gums. The OraVital System is the only protocol that can analyze the whole mouth testing the saliva, above and under the gums, tongue and throat for whole mouth analysis!

Without this information, you can miss important specific areas that need treatment. Furthermore, knowing which bacteria are present allows OraVital Certified Clinicians to chose among OraVital’s targeted antibiotic particulate rinses –  a swish and spit delivery system which delivers powerful whole mouth saliva concentrations of medication to kill the pathogenic bacteria throughout the oral cavity – not just below the gums.

Here’s How It Works: 

BiofilmDNA™ is a whole-mouth biofilm sampling technique that collects specimens under and above the gum, saliva, tongue and throat. It uses the most advanced qPCR technology to identify the exact species and number of bacteria in the sample. 

BiofilmGS™ (Gram stain) is a site specific (6 sites) biofilm test whereby the dental clinician will swab the teeth, tongue and throat to capture biofilm samples and places them on separate sections of a glass microscope slide. The slide is sent to the OraVital microbiology lab for the types and number of bacteria, as well as yeast, parasites and white blood cells, which can indicate the presence of oral infections. After viewing the samples, the lab’s trained microbiologists send a detailed report to your dental office.

The reports includes information about the types and concentration of microorganisms and recommend an antibiotic rinse targeting those bacteria present. OraVital Certified Clinicians use these reports to select the most effective antibiotic rinse to restore the balance of healthy microorganisms in the patient’s mouth.