Perioscopy - Richland, WA
This technology, which allows us to see, diagnose, and treat periodontal disease below the gum line, has produced some amazing results for our patients. As an initial therapy, perioscopy allows us to completely visualize the root and remove bacteria from the root of the teeth. It's commonly used in conjunction with LANAP, a highly innovative treatment that not only eradicates bacteria within the gum tissue, but actually stimulates bone regeneration.
A deep cleaning to remove all traces of bacteria.
We perform perioscopy on patients with aggressive or chronic periodontitis affecting one or more deep periodontal pockets. Using a miniature dental endoscope with advanced video, lighting and magnification technology, we identify areas of bacteria present below the gum line and then clean them with very small, ultrasonically powered probes called micro ultrasonics. Images from the endoscope are displayed on a chair-side video screen so you and your dentist can see them.
The goal of perioscopy is to get your tooth root exceptionally clean, and thoroughly remove bacteria from deep pockets. Patients will typically see a decrease in bleeding and inflammation, and their risk of disease progression will diminish. The recovery period is typically 24 hours, so patients are able to get back to work and daily activities very quickly.