How Does Perioscopy Enhance Gum Disease Treatment?
At Premier Periodontics, we are committed to offering the best treatment possible for periodontal disease. Perioscopy digital technology is how our periodontist in Bellevue, WA treats gum disease that is deep beneath the gumline. During this advanced gum disease treatment, a dental endoscope is attached to a probe inside the periodontal pockets. This endoscope lights up and magnifies the area we are treating, which allows us to thoroughly clean bacteria out of these periodontal pockets. This minimally invasive nonsurgical periodontal treatment helps patients to avoid gum surgery. All of our seven locations in Washington, including Olympia, Redmond, Bellevue, Kent, Kirkland, Mercer Island, and Everett, offer this gum disease treatment.
What is periodontal disease?
Periodontal disease is a gum infection that is caused by poor oral hygiene. When plaque is left to build up on the teeth, gum disease can develop. When it is left untreated, it can lead to deterioration of the jawbone and, in severe cases, tooth loss. There are many early signs of periodontal disease that our periodontist in Bellevue can detect during an annual dental exam. At Premier Periodontics, we specialize in treating patients with gum disease. We help our patients learn how to avoid gum surgery with this treatment.
What is perioscopy endoscopy?
First, our periodontist in Bellevue will examine your gums to determine the best treatment for you. This will depend on the severity and stage of gum disease that you are at. Perioscopy is usually paired with a nonsurgical scaling and root planing procedure that treats and prevents the progression of gum disease. Patients who have one or more periodontal pockets that measure 5mm or higher are the best candidates for this gum disease treatment. It also is good for those with deeper areas of gum disease who cannot undergo traditional gum surgery.
During endoscopy gum treatment, our team can accurately see where there is plaque and tartar accumulation inside periodontal pockets. This allows our periodontal specialists to thoroughly remove and treat these disease areas effectively. While it is nonsurgical, we will numb the gum tissues to keep you comfortable. Our team begins by inserting the endoscope into periodontal pockets and using digital images to thoroughly clean these areas.
Recovery from perioscopy gum disease treatment
There is very little recovery associated with perioscopy treatment in Washington as you don’t need stitches. Your gums may feel tender for a day or two. A follow-up appointment allows our periodontal specialists to evaluate how you’re healing. This is when we can determine if you will need additional treatment. We recommend routine periodontal maintenance visits every three months.
Learn about minimal invasive gum disease treatment with a perioscopy
Perioscopy allows our team of periodontal specialists at Premier Periodontics to see where you need gum disease treatment the most. This dental endoscopy can treat diseased areas with a precise approach. Learn more about the gum disease treatments and the benefits of perioscopy offered at one of our locations throughout the State of Washington, including Olympia, Redmond, Bellevue, Kent, Kirkland, Mercer Island, and Everett, by calling us today.