Implant & Periodontal Associates NW is committed to providing our patients with the utmost care and comfort. For this reason, we provide perioscopies in Richland, Washington.

What Is a Perioscopy?

A perioscopy is a noninvasive gum treatment used to treat areas beneath the gumline in patients who have periodontal disease, also known as gum disease.

Using a fiber optic light and a magnifying miniature camera, called an endoscope, to view the affected area, our periodontist can treat infected tissue without the need for more invasive treatments, such as surgical options that involve cutting and stitching, which often lead to long healing periods.

The camera produces an image seen in real time on a monitor and is in full color for optimal performance.

When Is a Perioscopy Used?

A perioscopy is used to assess periodontal pockets and view the outside root structure of a tooth. If harmful, disease-causing calculus and bacteria are found, our periodontist can then clean the root surface of the tooth of microbial infections, identify cracks and assess for any other diseases.

This revolutionary procedure increases the effectiveness and accuracy of periodontal maintenance, as well as other periodontal procedures, and is a great alternative to more intrusive methods.

Dr. Vikas Puri is happy to discuss perioscopies with you at our office if you have any questions about this treatment. Call our office at 509-542-9111 to learn more about our exceptional care.