Perioscopy in in Bellevue, WA

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What is a perioscopy?

Our team at Premier Periodontics is committed to providing exceptional treatment outcomes in the most comfortable and gentle way possible. Perioscopy digital technology is one such measure we take when treating areas of periodontal (gum) disease deep beneath the gumline. With this advanced approach, our talented clinicians place a small dental endoscope attached to a probe into periodontal pockets (spaces between the teeth and gums). The endoscope lights up and magnifies the treatment area by up to 48x, providing a clear visual field of the tooth and gum surfaces, which is displayed on a screen for you and our team to see. In this way, we can evaluate and treat areas of gum disease without having to take a traditional surgical approach to access these areas. Perioscopy offers a minimally invasive, more comfortable procedure for patients in the Bellevue, WA, area. To learn more, talk to our team of periodontal experts today.

Who is a Candidate for a perioscopy?

Perioscopy is often paired with nonsurgical scaling and root planing procedures to treat and arrest the progression of gum disease. Patients who have one or more periodontal pockets measuring 5mm or higher are often good candidates for a perioscope-assisted procedure. It may also be a good alternative for patients with deeper areas of gum disease and those unable to undergo traditional gum surgery, as it minimizes the need for a surgical approach. During your gum disease treatment consultation, our periodontists will evaluate the extent of your condition and determine if perioscopy is an ideal treatment to restore your periodontal health.

What are the benefits of a Perioscopy?

A perioscopy uses a tiny camera with lighting and magnification to see and treat areas below the gumline. Treating periodontal disease with a perioscopy benefits patients in various ways. Some of these benefits include:

Little recovery time: No stitches are needed for this procedure. As a result, little recovery time is necessary.

Minimally invasive: No surgical steps are required for this procedure. It makes it comfortable when compared to surgical treatment.

Proficient cleaning process: Our team can efficiently clean the area without relying on physical feeling, enabling us to do so swiftly.

Minimal discomfort: The gums get numbed during the treatment. Patients have reported this procedure is painless.

Effectively treat periodontal and other various dental conditions before they become severe. Please schedule an appointment for a perioscopy in Seattle, WA today to get started.

What can I Expect during a perioscopy?

Minimally invasive endoscopy gum treatment allows our clinicians to actually "see" areas of plaque and tartar accumulation within periodontal pockets. This visualization enables thorough removal and treatment of diseased areas as opposed to relying on tactile sensation to blindly clean these areas. Though this procedure is nonsurgical, we will numb the gum tissues to provide the highest level of comfort during your care. When you are ready, our team will insert the endoscope into the periodontal pockets and use the digital image to thoroughly clean the areas.

What can i expect after a perioscopy?

There is no need for sutures following perioscopy gum disease treatment, and therefore very little recovery time to endure. Your gums may feel a little tender for a day or two, but this can generally be managed with nonprescription pain relievers. A follow-up appointment will be scheduled to allow our team to evaluate your healing and progress. At that time, our periodontists can let you know if any further treatment may be required. The key to keeping your teeth and gums healthy following gum disease treatment is excellent home care each day and routine periodontal maintenance visits every 3 – 4 months.

Does Insurance Cover a perioscopy?

Most insurance companies cover a portion of endoscopy gum disease treatment. We will review your specific plan and benefits before your procedure and provide you with an estimate of any anticipated personal costs. To help make treatment affordable for all patients, Premier Periodontics offers special 12-month financing and several easy payment options.

Perioscopy FAQ

Will the perioscopy cause me any pain?
Your gum pocket treatment should not cause you any significant discomfort. Your gums will be numbed for the duration of the procedure. Please alert our staff if you experience any pain.

May I eat after the perioscopy?
After your anesthetic has worn off, you should be able to eat without restrictions. Your gums may be tender, and there may be some sensitivity to temperature.

How long does the perioscopy typically last?
A typical gum treatment in Bellevue, WA, will take around 1- 2 hours.

How can I prepare for a perioscopy appointment?
To prepare for your perioscopy appointment, it is recommended to maintain your regular oral hygiene routine, including brushing and flossing. Avoid eating or drinking anything for at least an hour before the procedure. Additionally, inform your dentist about any medications you are taking and any health conditions you have to ensure the treatment goes smoothly.

Are there any restrictions on activities after a perioscopy?
There are generally no major restrictions on activities following a perioscopy. However, it is advised to avoid vigorous physical activities for the first 24 hours to minimize any potential bleeding or discomfort. You should also follow any specific post-treatment care instructions provided by your dentist to ensure optimal healing.

How soon will I see results from the perioscopy treatment?
The results from perioscopy treatment can vary depending on the severity of your periodontal condition. Some patients may notice an improvement in their gum health and reduced inflammation within a few days. For others, it may take several weeks to see significant results as the gums heal and the pockets around the teeth shrink. Your dentist will provide guidance on what to expect based on your individual case.

Minimally Invasive Gum Care

Perioscopy enhances our ability to provide effective, thorough gum disease care and visualize areas of concern that may otherwise go undetected. By using this minimally invasive yet effective dental endoscopy procedure, our expert periodontal team at Premier Periodontics can treat diseased areas and reestablish periodontal health. Get the specialized services you need from a Bellevue, WA, practice who places your comfort and care first. Contact us today to reserve your treatment consultation.

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