Phoenix, AZ (PRWEB) June 25, 2015
Dr. Ronald Watkins, Implant and Periodontal Medicine and Wellness Center is pleased to announce he now offers Perioscopy for the treatment of periodontitis. The Perioscope is a tiny medical endoscopic camera that has been specifically engineered to fit comfortably below the gum line. It allows us to see and treat periodontal disease below the gum line without the discomfort, expense, and inconvenience of surgery.
Traditional methods for treating periodontal disease have been scaling and root planing or “deep cleaning” followed by periodontal surgery. The results of the root planing procedure are evaluated by how the root surface feels and not by observation. The clinician essentially works blindly. Research has consistently shown that following this treatment 50 percent of the root surface still has bacterial deposits and calculus. Healing will not occur in the presence of calculus. Therefore, in the past, surgery was recommended to gain access to and visualize these deposits on the root. Through the use of Perioscopy Dr. Watkins and his team can now visualize and remove the deposits on the root without surgery.
According to Dr. Watkins, perioscopy provides a higher level of care. The perioscope not only provides real time viewing of the root at a 48 times magnified image, but also allows the clinician to actually visualize the root surface during the root planing procedure as the enhanced image is displayed on the video screen. Dr. Watkins says he and his team are achieving surgical results without the need for surgery in most cases. Therefore, Perioscopy has become a key component of their Periodontal Wellness Program which sets them apart from other Periodontal therapies. The procedure is painless with almost no post-operative discomfort. They have been able to provide a greater state of periodontal health non- surgically than ever before.
Those interested in learning more about the procedure or who wish to schedule a consultation, they are encouraged to call Dr. Watkins office at 602-840-4100.
About the Practice
Dr. Ronald Watkins Implant and Periodontal Medicine and Wellness Center is a periodontal practice providing personalized dental care for patients in Phoenix, AZ. Dr. Ronald Watkins graduated from the Baylor University School of Dentistry and received his graduate certification in periodontics. Dr. Watkins continued his education at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, where he completed a Master of Dental Science for his research in periodontics. With specialty training in both implants and esthetics, Dr. Watkins offers a unique and unparalleled perspective in the field of implant reconstructive dentistry to Phoenix-area residents and has done so for the past 25 years. To learn more about the implant and periodontal services available at our Implant and Periodontal Medicine and Wellness Center, please visit http://www.azimplantsolutions.com and call (602) 840-4100.