This revolutionary technology was developed for the treatment of Periodontal Disease. It is a very new, and truly ground breaking technology. We are proud that our practice was one of the very first practices on the East Coast to have this new technology, and one of only a few in the world to be familiar and working with it. The technology is an instrument called a Perioscope. It is an endoscope specifically designed for exploration and visualization of the space under the gum of teeth involved with Periodontitis in the periodontal pocket. The instrument produces an image, on a computer monitor, of the diseased tooth's root surface. The Perioscope allows the clinician to see the contents of the periodontal pocket and to analyze the root surface of the tooth for disease causing bacterial accumulations (plaque and calculus).
By so doing, it guides the clinician during the process of cleaning the root surface free of its bacterial contaminations — the treatment for Periodontitis. Also, it allows the clinician to identify cracks, perforations and other disease causing flaws of the tooth root's surface that are located under the gum — problems that previously required surgery to detect.
More information on Perioscope, and its manufacturer, can be found here.