Dr. Kenneth Peavy Now Offers Saliva DNA Tests to Help Fight Gum Disease in Winston Salem, NC

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Dr. Kenneth Peavy, experienced periodontist, is now using one of the most significant advances in dental medicine to battle gum disease in Winston Salem, NC, a simple DNA test using saliva, to determine the specific type and quantity of disease-causing bacteria in patients’ mouths.

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According to the American Dental Association, an estimated 75 percent of all Americans over the age of 35 have some form of periodontal disease and research conducted during the past 10 years has provided insight into the association between chronic periodontal infections and heart disease, diabetes, stroke, and some forms of cancer. Local periodontist, Dr. Kenneth Peavy, understands the importance of diagnosing and treating gum disease as early as possible, and that is why he is now offering this convenient DNA test to determine what kinds of bacteria is in each patient’s mouth to help fight gum disease in Winston Salem, NC.

The detection and monitoring of disease-causing bacteria is critical to treatment success. These state-of-the-art tests are for anyone with or without symptoms of gingivitis or periodontal disease. Symptoms may include bleeding gums, bad breath, red or inflamed gums, or loss of bone around the teeth. Other reasons patients should take this test are pretreatment clearance for extensive dental procedures and in some cases surgical clearance, such as heart surgery or joint replacements. This test is performed by easily swishing a small amount of sterile saline throughout the mouth for 30 seconds. The saliva sample is then sent to a lab to be analyzed and processed.

Lab report results identify harmful bacteria associated with gum infections which helps Dr. Peavy develop a more effective treatment plan, including the most appropriate antibiotics. The goal of therapy is to reduce the overall bacterial risk for disease progression. As with most diseases, earlier and more targeted treatment helps prevent irreversible damage from periodontal disease before it occurs. This test helps patients understand why they are having gum disease problems and what they can do about them. Dr. Peavy uses these results to monitor a patient’s progress, and help motivate them towards a healthier lifestyle.

Patient’s interested in learning more about gum disease in Winston Salem, NC or scheduling an appointment to receive this simple DNA test from a leading North Carolina periodontist, can call Dr. Peavy’s office at (336) 774-3001 or visit his website at http://www.happygumshop.com.

About the Doctor

Dr. Kenneth Peavy is a periodontist offering personalized dental care for patients in Winston Salem, NC, since 1996. Dr. Peavy completed his undergraduate studies at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He earned his dental degree at the Medical University of South Carolina in 1989, College of Dental Medicine. He finished his residency program in General Dentistry at the Medical College of Georgia and his certificate in periodontics at the Medical University of South Carolina. He also earned his Master’s Degree in Health Sciences. Dr. Peavy joined an exclusive group of doctors to offer The Pinhole Surgical Technique (PST™) for gum recession treatment. To learn more about Dr. Peavy and his dental services, visit his website at http://www.happygumshop.com and call (336) 774-3001.

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