About the Perioscopy System
The Perioscopy system consists of a tiny fiberoptic camera (less than 1mm in size), which is able to magnify 24-48 times with intense illumination. The camera is attached to a dental probe (called the Perioscopy Explorer) and is placed gently below the gum line. The video image is immediately displayed on a chairside monitor disclosing minute details that previously may have been undetectable such as decay, fractures, open margins of restorations and calculus.
This system allows the clinician to diagnose and treat subgingivally in the most minimally invasive way possible and can be used by either doctors or hygienists for diagnosis and non-surgical periodontal treatment called micro-visualized endoscopic cleaning and disinfection.
Since its inception more than a decade ago, users of the Perioscopy System have found that once the calcified bacteria have been microscopically removed, the body then has a chance to heal, thus restoring the mouth back to a state of health.
About Laser "Surgery"
A no-cut, no-sew, minimally inasive protocol that utilizes a digital dental laser. Used in a specific manner, the Nd:YAG dental laseer has been shown to stimulate cells to begin laying down new bone at the base of the periodontal pocket.
Clinical findings and the case studies on this page show that these two technologies used independently, as well as together, not only reduce inflammation, but promote regeneration of bone, providing predictable, positive results.
Who May Use a digital dental laser?
Periodontists, General Dentists and dental hygienists may use a digital dental laser, although a certification course is required or hightly recommended prior to use. Certification provides the clinican complete understanding of laser wavelengths and the different ways they may be used in a "non-surgical" application called LPD (laser pocket disinfection), or a "surgical" application.
About the Case Studies
The studies on the Perioscopy Studies tab use Perioscopy only. The entire treatment is “non-surgical” and carried out by the hygienist.
The studies on the Perioscopy/Laser Studies tab use a combination of the two technologies: Perioscope and Periolase. The hygienist does the non-surgical portion of the “surgical” procedure using the Perioscope to remove deposits from under the gum line with magnification, and then the doctor comes in and does the surgical portion of the procedure with the laser.