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Shaping the Future of Periodontal Care: Introducing the Perioscope

In the ever-evolving landscape of dental technology, advancements continue to revolutionize patient care. At Setter Periodontics, we are constantly searching for techniques, technologies, and materials to enhance patient oral health as well as provide minimally invasive treatment. One such innovation, the perioscope, is a game-changer in the realm of periodontal treatment. Offering advanced visualization and a minimally invasive approach, the perioscope represents a significant stride forward in enhancing dental procedures and patient outcomes. The perioscope is a fiber optic camera (about the size of a mechanical pencil lead) that can be carefully inserted into the gum tissue around the teeth. This allows the dentist and hygienist to see under the gums and treat infection on a magnified computer screen.

A Clear View: Advanced Visualization

Traditional methods of removing plaque and tartar below the gums rely solely on knowledge, experience, and feel. Hygienists cannot see the bacteria and infection to remove it. However, with the advent of the perioscope, we now have access to unparalleled clarity and precision. The perioscope is equipped with a miniature camera at its tip, allowing hygienists to visualize deep within the periodontal pockets with exceptional detail. This advanced visualization enables us to identify and address issues such as plaque buildup, tartar deposits, and inflamed tissue with pinpoint accuracy. By gaining a clearer understanding of the patient's oral health landscape, we can tailor treatment plans more effectively, leading to better outcomes and improved patient satisfaction.

Embracing Minimally Invasive Techniques

One of the most significant benefits of the perioscope is its minimally invasive nature. Unlike some periodontal procedures that may require surgery, the perioscope allows for targeted treatment with minimal disruption to surrounding tissues. By inserting the perioscope into the periodontal pocket, hygienists can visualize and address issues without the need for extensive surgical intervention. This approach not only reduces discomfort and downtime for patients but also promotes faster healing and better long-term oral health.

Shaping the Future of Periodontal Care

The introduction of the perioscope marks a significant step forward in the field of periodontal treatment. With its advanced visualization capabilities and minimally invasive techniques, the perioscope empowers hygienists to provide superior care while prioritizing patient comfort and satisfaction. At our office, patients can look forward to enhanced treatment experiences and improved oral health outcomes. In our practice, the perioscope represents more than just a technological advancement—it signifies a commitment to excellence and innovation in periodontal care. We are now using the perioscope daily and are excited to provide this service to the Portland community!

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