Bacteria cultures taken from the mouth will become increasingly important in dentistry and medicine

Before and after photos on bacteria in the mouth oral infection and germs performed in our Gum Disease Treatment office.

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Mouth bacteria cultures performed in a dental office will become increasingly important in dentistry and medicine. The correlation between dental disease and medical illness are just now being explored. Oral Microbiology is a growing field. Our office refers patients with advanced periodontal gum disease for a medical evaluation.

These oral bacteria tests will frequently show anaerobic and aerobic dental bacteria – mouth germs – featuring spirochetes, porphyromonas gingivali and actinobacillus actinomycetemcomitans. These bacterial species are highly correlated with periodontal gum disease and treatment should focus on their elimination as a goal.