Advantage of testing for 11 marker bacteria
Although the five bacterial species that can be detected with micro-IDent® are the marker bacteria with the highest pathogenicity, testing for a total of 11 species with micro-IDent®plus is advantageous. The additional marker bacteria covered are “early colonizers” or “bridge species”, which play an important role in the development of periodontal diseases.
In some cases, these bacterial species are key factors in determining the choice of therapy. With regard to the choice of the most appropriate antibiotic in particular, it is important to know which periodontopathogenic bacteria are driving the disease in the individual patient. Because it is only on the basis of detailed information that the therapy be adapted in an ideal way, thus enhancing the success of treatment.