A revolutionary new way to treat periodontal disease without dental surgery.

Dr. Alger utilizes camera-assisted scaling to treat periodontal disease without dental surgery. Perioscopy is a surgical alternative that continues to be proven effective in treating gum disease.

What is Perioscopy?

A revolutionary new tool, the perioscope is a small fiber optic camera that can gently be placed underneath the gum line. The image of the root is visualized on a computer monitor at a magnification of approximately 40 to 48 times.

This camera gives Dr. Alger and his hygienist the ability to actually see the surfaces of the teeth as they are being cleaned. A slender cleaning insert is simultaneously used to access deposits on the root surface.

What are the benefits of Perioscopy?

The big benefit with Perioscopy is that the clinician can now actually see the bacterial plaque and tartar on the root, even in deep pockets. This technology can also be used in the treatment of peri-implant disease and has been well documented as an effective tool to treat diseased teeth and dental implants non-surgically.

Learn more about Perioscopy!

With severe gum disease, surgical treatment is still sometimes needed. But for those patients that are looking for an alternative to surgery that actually works, Perioscopy is a significant breakthrough.  Click here to learn more.