Dentists know that an oral examination can reveal problems in other parts of the patient’s body. That’s why we take the time to perform thorough exams on all of our patients, here at Mirelez Wellness Dental in Fresno.
Because many diseases manifest in soft tissues of the mouth or cause pain in the jaw, we end up referring patients to their medical doctor for further diagnosis when after encountering issues such as inflammation, jaw pain, or cancer.
Healthcare providers may soon have another oral diagnostic tool for detecting systemic diseases—a test that tests 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.1
At Mirelez Wellness Dental, we help patients maintain ideal oral health and stunning smiles with advanced cosmetic dentistry. We understand how the state of your dental health impacts the rest of your body. You can think of us as a vital member of your healthcare team, dedicated to your overall health and well-being.
If you are in need of dental care, we invite you to schedule an examination and cleaning by calling Mirelez Wellness Dental in Fresno. We practice holistic dentistry, offering family dentistry and many other services. Call today to schedule your next checkup.
1Saliva Test May Uncover Deadly Diseases, Dentistry Today (citing an article in Clinical Chemistry, clinchem.org), November 6, 2014, http://dentistrytoday.com/todays-dental-news/10711-saliva-test-may-uncover-deadly-diseases, accessed on December 19, 2014
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