Perioscopy is the utilization of a small dental endoscope allowing us to magnify aspects of the tooth’s anatomy below the gum line. This tiny fiber optic camera is less than 1 mm in diameter and is equipped with lighting, magnification, and video capabilities. This new micro-technology helps to improve efficiency during deep cleaning procedures by permitting us to visualize tarter buildup on the root surface and ensure removal of these deposits. The endoscope can also be an excellent form of technology allowing us to view the root surface when analyzing them for fractures, retained cement around restorations, and many more diagnostic benefits! It’s commonly used in conjunction with LANAP, a highly innovative treatment that has been shown to stimulate bone regeneration nonsurgically.