In our efforts to bring you quality dental care, our dentist and team use a periodontal endoscope to better diagnose dental issues. A periodontal endoscope, or “perioscope,” is a fiber-optic microscope used to examine pockets or tissue beneath the gumline.

This non-intrusive technology helps Dr. Keith F. Ogawa to identify and analyze tissue that would have otherwise been inaccessible without a surgical procedure. The fiber optics of this approximately .99 mm in diameter microscope have a magnification of 24 to 48 times, which allows for real-time diagnosis as images are illuminated and shown in high-resolution visuals on a colored monitor attached to the endoscope. These visuals let us examine tissue for disease and monitor healing and tissue growth before and after treatments with more proficiency.

A perioscope may be used during treatments such as:

  • Apicoectomy
  • Cracked teeth treatments
  • Root amputations
  • Root canal therapy
  • Periodontal procedures

The use of this advanced dental technology helps us provide better dental care for our patients and also helps ensure the health and beauty of your smile. If you would like to learn more about the periodontal endoscope in Lake Oswego, Oregon, or if you would like to schedule an appointment at Contemporary Dental Health, we invite you to call 503-636-4069 today.