SAVING TEETH WITHOUT SURGERY
PERIOSCOPY is a minimally invasive & cost effective treatment of gum disease. It has long been a standard of care around the world & now it is available in New Zealand.
Perioscopy is a revolutionary procedure featuring a medical grade miniature endoscope, which enables your clinician to effectively diagnose and treat the areas beneath the gum line, avoiding the need for surgical intervention.
The gums are numbed up and the endoscope is inserted into the periodontal pocket, allowing the clinician to gain an illuminated and magnified view of the root structures. Slender manual and power driven instruments are then used in real time to remove harmful bacterial deposits from deep periodontal pockets. Once the meticulous cleaning is complete your gums can start to heal naturally.
The cost of treatment can vary depending on the severity of your gum disease. During the initial consultation an estimated treatment plan will be given: however, endoscopy is considerably cheaper then surgery. Also unlike surgery no post operative or suture removal appointments are needed, allowing you to return to your everyday life faster while enjoying the benefits of your healthy gums.
Great result of Perioscopy demonstrating before and after x-ray of the lower incisor. Initially Patient presented with deep periodontal pocket, but only after one session of Perioscopy, a notable bony refill was evident on x-rays. Clinically his pocketed reduced to 4 mm. Patient was pleased to be able to save his tooth.
The before and after x-rays of the front tooth demonstrating a healthy bone refill. This is an exceptional result of non-surgical treatment. Perioscopy allowed us to save this tooth from extraction; furthermore, the smile of this patient.
Before and After x-rays demonstrating a healthy bony refill on the distal of the lower molar formed after only one session of Perioscopy. Bone loss on the back of the last molar is a common problem occurring after extraction of some wisdom teeth. With the help of Perioscopy we can save more teeth than ever before!
Another lovely result of non-surgical gum treatment using Perioscopy. Lucky for this tooth, there is now more bone to support it in the gum. Keeping your back teeth in good periodontal shape will not only help with chewing your food but will also preserve the health of your front teeth.