A mouth examination can reveal issues in other parts of the patient’s body. Because many diseases manifest in soft tissues of the mouth or cause pain in the jaw, at Masterworks Dentistry in Bakersfield, we often refer patients to their medical doctor for further diagnosis when they encounter issues such as inflammation, chronic bad breath, bleeding gums, or jaw pain.
Healthcare providers may soon have another oral diagnostic tool for detecting systemic diseases—a test that valuates the molecules in saliva.
“UCLA researchers are working on a test that could have the ability to diagnose diseases like diabetes and cancer. It’s conceivable that dentists will soon be able to take saliva samples that can be tested for numerous diseases. And if that happens, disease diagnosis will be much simpler for all parties.”1
At Masterworks Dentistry, doctor Brad Dickens helps patients maintain prime oral health and dazzling smiles with advanced cosmetic dentistry. We understand how the state of your dental health impacts the rest of your body. You can think of doctor Dickens as a vital member of your healthcare team who is dedicated to your overall health and well-being.
At Masterworks Dentistry in Bakersfield, we want the best possible health for all our patients – dental health, and overall health. Our services include family and restorative dentistry. Call for an appointment today!