Saliva Evaluation

Minimum Intervention is a total concept for the future way of practicing dentistry world wide. Minimum Intervention is a conservative opportunity to identify early caries risk followed by preventive procedures designed to heal early lesions so that a minimal amount of dental work is needed and can be more preventive in nature.

A new, patient friendly saliva test will enable us to understand the condition of the saliva in each individual patient.By evaluating the saliva, the test results will become a very useful diagnostic and powerful communication tools for the patient for prevention of further dental decay.

Testing is carried out as part of a routine examination if we think the patient is prone to dental decay.If the results we obtain are positive then the results explained and discussed with the patient as part of the discussion about prevention and treatment. We then chalk out a treatment plan along with the patient to bring the saliva back into balance.