Periosafe is a saliva-based enzyme test for diagnosing gum disease (gingivitis) or loss of periodontal tissue (periodontitis). The test makes it possible to discover the disease even before it can be diagnosed in a clinical examination.
The test can also measure the effectiveness of treatment and reactivation of gum disease following periods of active treatment and maintenance treatment.
The service process
The test is taken by a member of the nursing staff. In the test, the teeth are flushed and saliva is collected. The result is obtained in five minutes. The follow-up care depends on the result of the test.
If the Periosafe test result is negative, the health of your gums is in order. Nevertheless, the disease can be in an inactive state and activate later. To maintain good oral health, we recommend regular visits for cleaning the teeth and taking the test again after 12 months.
Positive result and care plan
If the Periosafe test result is positive, the enzyme that causes tissue damage is active and damaging your periodontal tissue. In other words, you have progressive gum disease. In this case, a preventive programme, treatment of the gum disease and examination intervals are designed based on clinical and radiological examination to ensure that the disease will not progress.Initially, the recommended treatment and inspection interval is 3 months.
Treatment follow-up and maintaining the outcome
The effectiveness of treatment is verified by renewing the Periosafe test after an active treatment period of 12 months in connection with a follow-up visit.
When should I make an appointment for this service?
The test is particularly necessary if a long time has passed since the last treatment or examination, extensive dental care is planned for the patient or the patient has general health issues.
What should I take into account when making the appointment?
The test is suitable for everyone over 25. You can book a separate test appointment or have the test performed in connection with a dental examination or visit a dental hygienist. Do not brush your teeth, eat or chew gum for half an hour before the test.