This technology, which allows us to see, diagnose, and treat periodontal disease below the gum line, has produced some amazing results for our patients. As an initial therapy, perioscopy allows us to completely visualize the root and remove bacteria from the root of the teeth. It’s commonly used in conjunction with LANAP, a highly innovative treatment that not only eradicates bacteria within the gum tissue, but actually stimulates bone regeneration.
We perform perioscopy on patients with aggressive or chronic periodontitis affecting one or more deep periodontal pockets. Using a miniature dental endoscope with advanced video, lighting and magnification technology, we identify areas of bacteria present below the gum line and then clean them with very small, ultrasonically powered probes called micro ultrasonics. Images from the endoscope are displayed on a chair-side video screen so you and your dentist can see them.
The goal of perioscopy is to get your tooth root exceptionally clean, and thoroughly remove bacteria from deep pockets. Patients will typically see a decrease in bleeding and inflammation, and their risk of disease progression will diminish. The recovery period is typically 24 hours, so patients are able to get back to work and daily activities very quickly.
ABOUT DR. JOHN FERRIN, DMD, MS
WHO WE ARE
Dr. Ferrin brings a wealth of cutting-edge periodontal training with him to Southern Oregon. Born in the mountains of Northern Utah and raised in Mississippi. Dr. Ferrin joined the U.S Army National Guard at the age of 17 and served for 14 years. He received his Bachelor's Degree in Biology with an emphasis in Physiology from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas and went on to earn his DMD at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas School of Dental Medicine. While attending dental school, he started a nationally recognized dental clinic to provide free dental care to Veterans in need. The clinic was named Sgt. Clint Ferrin Dental Clinic after his brother, who neglected his oral health due to several deployments. Sgt. Ferrin was later killed in action in Iraq in 2004. For his work in the clinic, Dr. Ferrin was awarded the ADA Foundation Award for student leadership.
What People are Saying
"I never thought I'd need a gum graft (or that I'd write a review for one!), but thankfully, there is Ferrin Periodontics. Dr. Ferrin is kindhearted, empathetic, and highly skilled..."
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"I gave Dr. Ferrin and his staff a five rating for the family atmosphere and professionalism I experience every time I go there. I had a crown Lengthening procedure and I couldn’t be more please with the out come..."
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John D. Ferrin, DMD, MS
2930 E Barnett Rd, Medford,
OR 97504, USA