It is commonly used in conjunction with LANAP, a highly innovative treatment that not only eradicates bacteria within the gum tissue but actually stimulates bone regeneration - something that is not possible with traditional gum surgery.
We perform perioscopy on patients with aggressive or chronic periodontitis affecting one or more deep periodontal pockets. It can also be used as a great tool for patients that have slight bone loss and are beginning to show the progression of their disease.
Using a miniature dental endoscope (camera) 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 microultrasonics. Images from the endoscope are displayed on a chair-side video screen so you and your dentist can see them. The dental endoscope provides up to 48 times magnification, disclosing minute details under the gums that, before this technology, might easily be missed.