What is Perioscopy?
Perioscopy is a procedure that uses a miniature dental endoscope with advanced video, lighting and magnification technology that enables us to assess and treat areas below the gumline with a minimally-invasive, non-surgical procedure using no incisions and no sutures.
How does the dental endoscope work?
A miniature camera is attached to a tiny probe and then gently placed below the gumline. The images are simultaneously displayed on a chairside video screen for your clinician and you to see. The dental endoscope provides up to 48 times magnification, disclosing microscopic details under the gums that, before the advent of this technology, might easily be missed.
Advantages of Perioscopy
Perioscopy allows your clinician to accurately and effectively treat periodontal and other dental conditions which might otherwise go undetected. Perioscopy is a great new tool in the preservation of natural teeth and the fight against periodontal disease that might otherwise undermine your oral health and overall well-being. Perioscopy is especially affective on teeth with several roots and complex anatomy – typically posterior molars and premolars. Before Perioscopy, gum surgery was the only choice to get controlled access to the areas.
Is Perioscopy right for me?
If you have one or more deep pockets more than 5mm deep, then you may be a candidate for Perioscopy. The best way to determine the ideal treatment for you is to contact our office today to schedule your thorough periodontal examination.