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