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Peri-Implantitis, what is it?

  • What is Peri-Implantitis?

peri-implantitisPeri-Implantitits is a term that refers to the inflammation that occurs in the hard as well as soft tissues surrounding a dental implant. This destructive form of inflammatory disease indicates implant failure and can be diagnosed through peri-apical radiographs. The bacteria or pathogens that cause the development of this condition initiate the inflammatory process from the area between an implant crown and an abutment, usually in cases of compound implants. From this point, the infection can then progress on to all adjacent hard and soft tissues, eventually leading to implant failure as well as aggressive resorption.

  • Is there any way in which Peri-Implantitis can be prevented?

The team of dental surgeons at Lake Pointe Dental takes every precautionary method to prevent even the smallest of all post-operative infection chances. During implant placement, we make sure that the contact point between the abutment and the implant crown is tightly sealed so as to prevent penetration by pathogenic micro-organisms. Well-sealed and secured contact areas ensure success of the surgery and exponentially reduced chances of inflammation even in cases of compound implants. Our team is comprised of some of the most highly qualified dental implantologists in the city; we make sure every phase of the procedure is carried out with utmost care and precision.

  • How can Peri-Implantitis be treated?

The treatment planning for peri-implantitis is generally based on the degree and extent of infection as seen on radiographs. In case of mild to moderate infection, an aggressive anti-biotic therapy is highly effective for timely control and management of the condition. However, in case of advanced inflammation involving resorption/recession of hard and soft surrounding tissues, surgical removal of dead tissue is performed along with antibiotic administration to prevent further spread. Peri-Implantitis does not always lead to the failure of implants, and can be controlled by maintaining good oral hygiene which including regular brushing, flossing and rinsing with medicated mouthwashes.

Our team at Lake Pointe Dental remains available to address any queries you may have related to implants, peri-implantities, preventive measures and factors affecting the success of surgery. Book your appointments with the leading professionals in the field today – because we care about your smile!