PITTSBURGH, Sept. 24, 2018 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- New patients with gum disease in Pittsburgh,
In cases where gingivitis has progressed to gum disease, patients may require deep cleaning in order to remove the bacteria and improve oral health. This team of periodontists use a Perioscope to assist them and further improve the precision of their care. A Perioscope is a tiny oral camera, or surgical endoscope, that can explore inflamed pockets of tissue between the teeth and gums without making an incision. Images from the Perioscope are transmitted to a monitor so the doctors can study the affected area and develop the best treatment plan.
In reference to the leading Perioscope technology, Dr. Weingarden states: "It magnifies 40 times the surface of where the bacteria is. This allows us to do a far better job of removing the bacteria in a much less invasive and less expensive procedure." The impressive degree of magnification the Perioscope offers, allows the doctors to avoid making uncomfortable incisions to see the bacteria before they remove it.
Treatment using the Perioscope offers a minimally invasive alternative to standard gum surgery. It is also known to deliver more reliable results. A local anesthetic is used to numb the area and minimize discomfort while diseased gum tissue is removed. In most cases, osseous (flap) surgery can be avoided due to the extremely detailed images the Perioscope provides. The entire procedure typically takes two hours or less to complete.
Drs. Weingarden and Bakuri are focused on building relationships with their patients to ensure they understand each patient's unique needs and goals before diagnosing a treatment. Their first priority is maintaining and improving patient's health and have found that taking the time to educate patients on the best hygiene techniques is key to the prevention of gum disease before it progresses.
Patients with gum disease in Pittsburgh, PA and surrounding areas, are encouraged to receive a minimally invasive gum surgery alternative using a Perioscope from an experienced periodontist. Appointments with Drs. Weingarden and Bakuri can be scheduled by calling Greater Pittsburgh Dental Implants & Periodontics located in Allison Park, PA.
About the Periodontists
Drs. Mark J. Weingarden and Sam Bakuri, board-certified periodontists, offer minimally invasive and comprehensive periodontal treatments at their practice in Allison Park, PA. Dr. Weingarden has been voted "Top Dentist" in Pittsburgh each year since 2011 and has served as a President of the Pennsylvania Society of Periodontology. An active member of numerous organizations, he also founded the Pittsburgh Dental Network in pursuit of higher learning. Helping others is Dr. Bakuri's passion. He is certified in IV sedation, an Assistant Professor at the University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine and founder and director of the Pittsburgh Dental Horizon Study Club. This team believes in providing preventative care whenever possible and have been nationally recognized for their effective gum disease treatment. To learn more about Drs. Weingarden and Bakuri or the services they offer, visit their website http://www.pittsburghimplantsandperio.com or call 412-201-0633 to schedule a consultation.
SOURCE Drs. Mark Weingarden and Sam Bakuri
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