Noble Dental in Auckland NZ have updated their periodontal services including perioscopy as seen here https://www.nobledental.co.nz/perioscopy
Perioscopy enables detection and effective treatment of gum problems in the earlier, more manageable stages. It is a less costly and less invasive alternative to the surgical procedures that would be required otherwise.
There are 2 Noble Dental surgeries. 31 Peach Parade, Remuera, Auckland 1050, and BDO Takapuna Tower, 19 Como Street, Takapuna, Auckland 0622.
For gum disease treatment, the advantage of seeing a periodontist instead of a general dentist is the skills and tools they have to save teeth from extraction, often even in seemingly impossible cases of periodontitis.
The use of perioscopy and other non-invasive, high-tech procedures to treat disease avoids the discomfort and inconvenience of surgery. These methods are also far more cost-effective than surgery.
Periodontal disease is an infection of the structures supporting the teeth in the jawbone.
In the earliest stage – gingivitis – the infection affects the gums. As the disease becomes more severe, the alveolar bone (tooth sockets) and the periodontal ligament (the connection between the teeth and tooth sockets) become infected. If nothing is done, the infection destroys these structures to the point where the teeth become loose and have to be extracted.
Perioscopy is a method of gum disease treatment with minimal discomfort. During perioscopy, a miniature camera called a dental endoscope is attached to a small probe and gently placed below the gum line. The enables a thorough clean right to the bottom of the tooth pockets which significantly reduces bacteria, promotes healing, and helps prevent further damage and tooth loss.
The Noble Dental team is headed by Dr Richard (Rick) Longbottom. Rick is a renowned specialist in Implant Dentistry, Perioscopy and Periodontology. He lectures in New Zealand and abroad on advancements implant dentistry, periodontology and perioscopy.
Recognising the importance of keeping up with the latest advancements in his field, he continues to devote considerable time to attending conferences and seminars.
More information about Noble can be found here https://www.nobledental.co.nz/
19 Como Street
BDO Takapuna Tower