Biological Testing

 Clifford Materials Reactivity Testing

Today’s dental materials are complex and numerous. Patients are increasingly concerned about what materials are being placed in their mouths.

McGrath Dental Caring uses Clifford Materials Reactivity Testing to determine your individual suitability to hundreds of dental materials. Testing screens your blood for antibodies. Antibodies that have been specifically formed against harmful agents are detected and analyzed. This risk assessment helps to select dental materials that could be used with the least degree of risk in meeting your dental needs.

Periodontal disease and several other oral infections are caused by specific bacteria.

Because of the bacteriological specificity associated with these diseases, it is now possible for dentists to make a diagnosis and plan a course of treatment that is both practical and rigorously scientific. The concept developed “microbial fingerprints” in periodontal disease, i.e., there are microbial floras associated with health and there are different microbial floras associated withdifferent diseases.

Effective management of periodontal disease requires early diagnosis and intervention. Periodontitis, even in remission, can be difficult to diagnose through examination only. UNC Oral Microbiology Laboratories offers Oral Microbiology testing to aid in the treatment of periodontitis. This bacterial testing is useful in determining the progress of periodontal disease, in assessing treatment success and in selecting the proper anti-microbial therapy.

Do you clench or grind your teeth while sleeping?

What is Bruxism?

Bruxism is an oral parafunction consisting of clenching and grinding of teeth during the night leading to teeth damage. Symptoms include severe tooth wear, temporomandibular joint disorder (TMD), morning headaches, disturbed sleep and daytime sleepiness. You may be unaware of the condition, however others around you may complain of loud grinding sounds produced by the friction of the teeth.

The STATDDS®: can identify the existence and frequency of bruxism. This accurate, single use home screening device can be used to confidently and precisely prepare for and evaluate bruxing therapy, treatment of a malocclusion, occlusal restoration, and TMJ therapies.

How will I know if I am a bruxer?

Ask yourself:

  • Do you clench teeth strongly while sleeping?
  • Did your bed partner complain that you grind teeth while sleeping?
  • Do you feel pain/stiffness/weariness in your jaws when waking up?
  • Do you have difficulty to open your jaws when waking up?
  • Do you hear “click” sound when open your jaws first time in the morning?
  • Are your teeth sensitive to cold/hot liquid or air?

4Measures heavy metals and mineral levels

This important technology allows you to make informed health choices about metal and mineral imbalances, and detoxification.

  • Innovative spectrophotometry technology returns results in real-time
  • No trips to a lab, and now waiting
  • Painless, quick and performed in a relaxed office setting

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