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Our dentist and her team are always looking for ways to help prevent periodontal disease, also referred to as gum disease, for their patients in Kailua Kona, Hawaii. To accomplish this, we are constantly looking for the most up to date dental technology available that can assist us in providing healthy smiles for all our patients. By using MyPerioPath®, a technology based around identifying potentially harmful oral pathogens, Dr. Melissa Nitta can take a sample of your saliva to get an idea of what bacteria could potentially be hurting your smile. This is a non-invasive procedure that shouldn’t take more than a minute or so to complete. Once that short process is done, we can then send the sample provided over to a lab for testing.

Once the sample has been analyzed, we can provide you with custom solutions for your periodontal treatments. By gaining the foreknowledge to what kinds of bacteria could be potentially hurting your mouth, our dentist can provide you with customized antibiotics designed to increase your oral health and combat periodontal disease. If you would like to try out a great method to help preventing periodontal disease in Kailua Kona, Hawaii, or have questions regarding how MyPerioPath could be used to help you, please contact our office at 808-329-1715!