Genetic and microbiological analysis

IMI Clinic

Genetic and microbiological analysis for diagnosing pyorrhoea

One or more microbiological tests may be scheduled during the treatment of periodontitis and peri-implantitis with PERIOBLAST™, from the initial exam before treatment until the patient’s follow-up period.

The microbiological analysis is conducted with the Real Time-PCR (Polymerase Chain Reaction-  an in vitro amplification technique that allows the exponential synthesis of a fragment of DNA starting from a mould of DNA or RNA), which enables identification of the bacterial population present in terms of both quality and quantity. This technique is extremely sensitive, and gives accurate and specific results, which allows the effectiveness of the laser in treating periodontitis and peri-implantitis to be verified.

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IMI Clinic also carries out genetic exams to check the polymorphisms associated with periodontitis. These tests make it possible to evaluate the risk of contracting periodontal disease and the possible onset of osteoporosis, a disease which, like periodontitis, also entails an alteration of the Vitamin D receptor.
The patient does not feel any pain during the genetic and microbiological tests.

Thanks to specific products (integrated formula of microbiological and genetic periodontal tests called the Integrated Periodontal Test) used in the BIOMOLECULAR DIAGNOSTIC laboratory, our patients benefit from a unique test procedure that offers an in-depth and detailed analysis of the results.

The microbiological test guarantees the exact identification of the species – the exclusive sub-typing and quantification of the pathogenic bacteria of periodontal disease – which enables personalised schedule to be developed. This is an extremely effective method of treatment for periodontitis which increases the patient’s degree of awareness of the infection their compliance with the therapeutic plan.

The genetic test also allows  a patient’s risk profile for developing periodontal disease to be assessed as well as evaluating the risk of implant failure in the implant-prosthetic rehabilitation interventions. In addition to providing indications of the patient’s likelihood of developing periodontitis, the Vitamin D receptor test also signals any possible onset of osteoporosis due to the fact that both diseases affect the bone tissue.

The genetic test is conducted in a mass screening which allows a programme for the prevention of periodontitis, as well as all other associated diseases, from an early stage.

To conclude, the microbiological test provides the patient with objective data about the results,  thanks to the therapeutic intervention performed.

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