Minimally Invasive Treatment of Gum Disease


Perioscopy, also known as dental endoscopy, is a procedure that utilizes a miniature dental endoscope with advanced video, lighting and magnification technology that enables us to diagnose and treat areas below the gumline non-surgically for the management of gum disease.

Preventing the need for incisions and sutures, Perioscopy minimizes post-operative discomfort, sensitivity, and recession seen with other forms of periodontal surgery.

Laser Therapy

Our office utilizes the most advanced laser technology for many applications, including minimally invasive treatment of gum disease. TwinLight therapy combines the laser wavelength used for the popular Laser-Assisted New Attachment Procedure with an additional laser wavelength to take advantage of the benefits of both.

Like Perioscopy, TwinLight laser therapy reduces the post-operative discomfort, sensitivity, and recession seen with traditional types of periodontal surgery.

Advanced 3D X-Ray Imaging

Meridian is one of the only practices west of the Mississippi that offers the most advanced 3D X-ray imaging unit available.

The Morita 3D Accuitomo 170 provides a highly refined image that allows our dentists to visualize both hard and soft tissue areas with a subtle spread of contrast. This gives us the ability to conduct a comprehensive examination for diagnosing apical lesions, TMJ problems, caries, and treatment planning for implants, surgery, restorative procedures, and more.

Further, the 3D Accuitomo 170 offers reduced dose for increased patient protection. Through advanced engineering, the intensity of the X-rays has been optimized which decreases the overall level of emissions. Maximizing the efficiency of the machine has also resulted in sharper images of soft tissue with fewer artifacts.

The Morita 3D Accuitomo 170 delivers high quality images with low X-ray radiation

Digital Dental Implant Planning

Digital Dental Implant Planning

Our doctors utilize digital dental implant planning software. This software combines a CT scan image with software that we can use to create a specialized treatment plan for your surgery to offer accurate and predictable surgery options. It enables the clinician to assess the patient’s anatomy and see exactly how it relates to the proposed restoration. This not only increases the safety of the procedure, but decreases the duration of the surgery.

The software is a precise preoperative planning tool that provides an increased level of confidence and an extra margin of safety for patients.

Digital planning of complex implant cases allows us to provide the best outcomes possible