Journal article

The effectiveness of using the perioscope as an adjunct to non-surgical periodontal therapy: Clinical and radiographic results

Meloshini Naicker, Luan H Ngo, Adam J Rosenberg, Ivan B Darby

JOURNAL OF PERIODONTOLOGY | WILEY | Published : 2021

Abstract

BACKGROUND: It is well known that following root surface debridement (RSD) residual deposits remain. Periodontal endoscopy has provided a method of directly visualizing root surfaces during periodontal debridement in an intact pocket without the need for surgical incision. The aim of this study was to determine if periodontal debridement using endoscopic visualization was more effective in improving clinical and radiographic parameters as compared to RSD. METHODS: Thirty-eight subjects were randomized into RSD with perioscope (n = 19) or RSD only (n = 19) groups. A full-mouth evaluation included probing pocket depths (PPDs), clinical attachment levels (CAL), bleeding on probing (BOP) and pla..

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Grants

Awarded by The Australian Dental Research Foundation, New South Wales, Australia


Awarded by Dental Hygienists Association of Australia,Victoria, Australia


Funding Acknowledgements

This study was supported by grants received from The Australian Dental Research Foundation, New South Wales, Australia (25-2015), the Dental Hygienists Association of Australia,Victoria, Australia (DHHA 2014) and Dentsply Sirona PTY LTD, Victoria, Australia (2015). The perioscope was purchased by the Perio Centre, Malvern East, Victoria, Australia. All authors included in this article have declared no conflicts of interest related to this study.