Measuring your defences –
clarifying disease pictures
It is a fact that, for some patients, the susceptibility to caries, mouth diseases and infections is so high that we need to search for factors outside the mouth. In some cases, such patients rarely respond to treatment. The resolution can be provided by measuring the immunity parameters. Here, a saliva sample is examined in the laboratory to determine if the mucous membrane is immunologically intact and defensive substances are present in the saliva. If the result is negative, the organism is more susceptible to infections. We then refer you to your family doctor or to the immunological department of a larger hospital.