The diagnosis of diseases through the study of saliva is not limited only to oral cavity pathologies. It is also possible to diagnose cardiovascular diseases, metabolic diseases, or even cancer. This means that the dentist can actively contribute to the diagnosis of systemic diseases by using salivary diagnostics.
Diagnosis of diabetes by gingival bleeding or salivary diagnosis is close to being a clinical reality. This will provide essential information to the physician who is trying to obtain stable glycemic control in the diabetic patient.
When we diagnose gingivitis in a diabetic patient, the salivary diagnosis will allow us to act before the gingivitis evolves into periodontitis.
It will not be long before these technologies can be applied on a daily basis, and it should be noted that the first to benefit will be our patients.