Oral microbiology tests performed on likely candidates will usually show anaerobic and aerobic bacteria like: actinobacillus actinomycetemcomitans (“AA”), spirochetes, and porphyromonas gingivalis (“PG”). These bacteria are highly correlated with periodontal gum disease. Periodontal treatment should focus on their elimination as a goal because Periodontal Disease is highly correlated with other systemic diseases like Diabetes and Heart Disease.
Oral Microbiology tests will typically show anaerobic and aerobic bacteria in “at-risk” patients with high proportions of spirochetes, porphyromonas gingivali and actinobacillus actinomycetemcomitans. These periodontal disease germs are highly correlated with gum disease and Diabetes; treatment should focus on the elimination of these bacteria.
Suggested reading: Listgarten, Offenbacher, Rams and Genco.